LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Dream Affimals, Affirmations + Animals, Inspiration to Fulfill Your Wildest Dreams by Elaine Bond
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
What if a puma could spring from the grass and motivate you to ”Get more pounce to the ounce?” Or what if an electric eel could somehow zap you with the mindset to ”Be positive”? Such is the concept behind Dream Affimals–that animals can uplift your spirits, simply by doing what comes naturally. Forty animals share their wisdom in this book, from the snow leopard to the honeybee to the frillfin goby (a small jumping fish). And their affirmations come alive through beautiful illustrations and heartening, well-researched tales of the wild, like the loggerhead sea turtle, which hatches in a cramped pit dug into a Florida beach, then scampers by moonlight into the surf. The sea brings possibilities and the hope of reaching deep water, the Atlantic’s hiding place for tiny reptiles starting life with a journey covering thousands of miles. Intrepid little turtles and all the animals in this book make us feel good about our wildest dreams, as reachable, perhaps, as the nearest ocean.
”Animals can teach us so much, whether they are caring for their young, exhibiting altruism, communicating with each other, or just surviving. Elaine Miller Bond’s Dream Affimals is an inspiration and a lesson–from all creatures great and small to all readers young and old.”
—Michael Markarian, Chief Program and Policy Officer of The Humane Society of the United States
Elaine Miller Bond is the author/illustrator of Affimals: Affirmations + Animals (LIT Verlag, 2009) and Dream Affimals (Sunstone Press, 2013) — uplifting books of environmental education. Elaine is also the photographer for The Utah Prairie Dog (University of Utah Press, projected for 2014), featuring over 150 images of rare prairie dogs in their natural habitat. Her nature and wildlife photographs have appeared on the Discovery Channel Canada and in Science, NPR, BBC Earth News, The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, Squirrels of the World (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology 4th ed (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and other popular and scientific media.