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Children’s Golf Book a ‘Hole in Fun’

02-10-2021 08:40 AM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: Premio Publishing & Gozo Books

MIDVALE, Utah – Sometimes kids want to tell the story. Today they can — guided by author and media professor Karl Beckstrand’s concepts and art by Jordan C. Brun. Beckstrand’s 23rd book, “Gopher Golf: A Wordless Picture Book,” depicts the joy — and trials — a couple of gophers feel while golfing (with help from other critters).

“Children love to make up stories,” says Beckstrand of his third wordless book, which includes an animal finding activity and online secrets for children ages 2 – 6. The colorful sports book with silly characters definitely has a story progression, “but how it’s expressed in words is up to the ‘reader,’” he says.

“Asking kids to tell what’s happening in the pictures can bring a different story every time you read it,” says Beckstrand. His Stories Without Words series can serve as curriculum for non-readers or early writers because it helps cement vocabulary and sentence structure in young minds. The illustrations by themselves can prompt uncontrolled snorts of laughter.

Beckstrand, who won an International Book Award for his western novel “To Swallow the Earth,” has children’s books on careers, astronomy, immigration and five books on food. His other no-words books include playful “Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words” and “Butterfly Blink: A Book Without Words,” which highlights insect habitat conservation.

Many of Beckstrand’s books have multicultural characters, and many are Spanish/bilingual mysteries with language pronunciation guides. Most have online extras and surprise endings. Beckstrand’s work has been praised by Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, The Horn Book and School Library Journal. All may be found at Amazon, BN.com, iBooks, Ingram, https://PremioBooks.com, Target.com and Walmart.com.

As a kid, Beckstrand wanted to be a rock star — not a writer. Before being published he worked in human resources, hospitality and public policy. His first publisher died the day his book was to print. Even after getting a master’s degree in international organizations, Beckstrand feels his most valuable education has come from running a business and living abroad. “I did get to sing professionally — in a wedding band,” he said. So his bucket list is mostly complete.

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Premio Publishing & Gozo Books has been delighting readers since 2004. Our award-winning multicultural YA fiction, e-book mysteries, nonfiction/biographies, Spanish language & bilingual picture books (with ESL/ELL pronunciation guide), short stories, wordless books, Up-lit, and activity STEM books (astronomy, zoology, ecology) feature diverse characters in vivid color. Nationally lauded (Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, ForeWord Reviews, The Horn Book, School Library Journal), our humorous, educational children’s books capture attention and create repeat readers. While not about racial diversity, these stories have contributors of various ethnicities and feature black, white, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, American Indian, mixed-race, and physically challenged characters—with family values like courage, sharing, and loyalty. Find our clean/wholesome books via: Amazon/Kindle, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Biblioboard, Brodart, Perma-bound/Hertzberg, ChildrensPlusInc, EBSCO, Flipkart, Follett, Gardner’s, Apple/iBooks, Ingram, Inktera, Kobo, Library Direct, Mackin, OverDrive, SCRIBD, txtr, Target.com, Walmart, and Premiobooks.com (FREE online books).

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