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Nana Star Publishing And Productions

the laugh-friendly company

Award-Winning Book is a Tribute to Nana

By Linda Pliagas

Grandmothers know how to captivate an audience with their stories. Authors Elizabeth Sills and Elena Patrice wanted to pay a tribute to the engaging tales and lively characters developed by their nana, so they created books and toys based her stories. 

They wanted not to just merely sell product, but they have a higher goal in mind: to change the world one book and one child at a time.

“We create children’s books and toys with high play and imagination value because we believe that the world would be a happier place if kids got to be kids just a little bit longer and if grownups greeted each day with more of the wonder we love in our children,” says Patrice.

Nana Star’s adventure begins with a lost baby star that needs help getting back home.  This book is very special because it encourages traditional values such as compassion, kindness, and generosity -- traits that unfortunately seem to be diminishing in our times. 

The beautifully-illustrated picture book, Nana Star, was created to build character in your youngsters.  It promotes positive values in a simple and imaginative manner. 

What I loved the most about this book is the beautiful, vintage-inspired illustrations, which are found inside.  Each book is accompanied by a story-time CD with contagious sing-along songs.
One of the most creative aspects of the book is the intentional spelling mistake purposely left behind in print for children to uncover.  Once the typo is found, readers can then become members of Nana Star’s Little Twinkles Club. The book club for beginners encourages emerging reading skills and provides a fun language arts activity. Newest members of the Little Twinkles Club will also receive an autographed photo of the real Nana Star with a personalized message, as well as a certificate of membership.
Most book authors would be devastated if a grammatical error went unnoticed and made its way into a finished copy, but Patrice wanted to make certain that children realize that nobody is infallible, even grown-ups:  “Everybody makes mistakes sometimes, but Nana Star believes that even with those mistakes, we can still create something beautiful. She reminds children that only God can make all things perfect!”
Children of all ages will enjoy reading Nana Star and listening to the companion sing-along CD, a huggable (and posable) Nana Star doll can also be purchased for only $21.99. 

After reading Nana Star your children will want to continue with their brilliant adventure by adding the next book in the Nana Star series to their collection, Nana Star and Moonman.

A portion of all Nana Star product sales goes to The Nana Star Foundation, which helps terminally ill children and under-resourced inner-city schools.  The company also donates hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of books and toys to charity, schools, libraries, and children’s hospitals around the country every year.

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