For Immediate Release
Sun Valley, Idaho – While many wouldn’t believe it, 41,415 species are currently on the on the International Union for Conservation of Nature “Red List”, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction; up by over two-hundred from last year alone. Each one of these animals contributes to the web of life, deserve to exist in their given habitat and also deserve to be saved by humans.
But Idaho’s Alexandra Delis-Abrams knows the truth – that there’s an internet disrespect for nature and wildlife’s role in the web of life. Everyone needs to take action if endangered species are to be saved. Delis-Abrams wants today’s young generation to become aware of this epidemic and develop an emotional attachment to wildlife.
To that end, she has published a powerful and uplifting new coloring book.
‘Endangered Species Have Feelings Too’ is a wildlife coloring book unlike anything else on the market. Not only does it provide an opportunity for children to bring each page to life, but to also develop their morals and “feelings vocabulary” along the way.
An educational coloring book by Alexandra Delis-Abrams, Ph.D. with illustrations by Kim Howard.
‘Endangered Species Have Feelings Too’ is an educational book that children of all ages will enjoy coloring while becoming aware of the plight of twenty-six endangered species. The text, written in first person, offers characteristics of the animal/insect as well as their struggles to survive because of human impact on nature and species. As an added bonus, the child is expanding his/her feelings vocabulary which boosts their emotional intelligence.
“This is so much more than just a coloring book for children,” explains the author, Founder and President of ABC Feelings, a company dedicated to the emotional well-being of children. “Every story is told through the eyes of animals, which allows readers to relate to the experiences, weave them deep into their awareness and ultimately set their sights on a direct and tangible course of action. I know that the generation underneath us can affect bold change but, if it’s to come to fruition, we need to get their attention now.”
Continuing, “Adults are also benefiting from the book as it provides quite a wake-up call for them to move from apathy to action and take responsibility for the legacy they are leaving future generations. Believe it or not, adult coloring books are experiencing a huge upward trend at the moment. There’s no better time for the entire family to come together!”
Reviews for the book have been overwhelmingly positive. Leda Huta, Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition comments, “Alexandra Delis-Abrams’ new book is a lovely celebration of endangered species. While teaching children emotional literacy, Dr. Delis-Abrams also encourages them to be empathetic to all living creatures and to see themselves as part of a bigger world. What a wonderful way to empower children. I’d like to see it in the hands of every child.”
National Geographic explorer, Helen Thayer, adds, “Children and adults will learn compassion for endangered species and gain the understanding that animals are a vital part of a balanced environment. This important book should be included in every school library and used by teachers as a basic teaching tool for subjects that include endangered species, the environment, and climate change.”
From, Aware to Zealous, this resource of life’s powerful emotions offers wisdom, humor and guidance in the search for personal identity and meaning. Feelings such a Betrayed and Determined, Grateful and Judgmental, Powerless and Trustful are authentically explored through insightful narrative, case studies and personal accounts, poetry and children’s art. With the compassion of a true healer Alexandra Delis-Abrams opens up the inner world of human emotion, offering master and fulfillment, whatever your personal quest,
“Dr. Alexandra Delis-Abrams has written a book that will be read and re-read for its wisdom, cpk[assion and insight for years to come. She skillfully helps us appreciate how our feelings and beliefs impact our behavior, and most importantly, she encourages us to recognize that we all possess the ability to choose our attitudes and our actions in any situation. Her book is uplifting and empowering, and will help people create a more satisfying, meaningful existence as the journey through life.”
Dr. Robert Brooks, Ph.D. Faculty Harvard Medical School, Co-Author of The Power of Resilience and Raising Resilient Children.”
“Alexandra remind us that free will is our greatest power;. She helps us make clear choice that make our most cherished dreams come true.
” Helice Bridges, Founder and CEO Difference Makers International
“Alexandra Delis-Abrams has done it again! In her unique and inimitable way she has created a very nurturing reference book that will stimulate your thoughts and emotions, while improving your insight and perspective. By reading Alexandra’s ideas and taking action on her suggestions you will also have the opportunity to heal the past and create love for your life.”
Barry Spilchuk Co-Author, A Cup of Chicken Soup For The Soul
“Feelings are for many a distant bell, ringing for reasons we don’t know Overflowing with stories, Alexandra Delis-Abrams’ new book, Attitudes, Beliefs and Choices, is a personal tour of this mysterious land. It will help you understand yourself and connect more deeply with the people you love.”
Michael Mendizza Co-Author with Joseph Chilton Pearce, Magical Parent, Magical Child
About the Author:
Alexandra is founder and president of ABC Feelings, an educational company dedicated to the emotional well-being of children. She has authored two award-winning books, The ABC Feelings Learning/Coloring book and The Feelings Storybook. Her book, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Choices, is an inspirational compilation of feelings explored through an adult perspective and is currently available on the ABC Feelings website. Drawing on years of counseling experience and her dissertation, entitled, “Laughter, Enthusiasm and Joy as Healing Modalities,” Alexandra, “The Attitude Doc,” also offers entertaining and transformational talks. She is available for in-service trainings at your school or for your professional annual meetings. Alexandra radiates a positive, sincere and inspiring message through her word and presence. Whether exploring feelings in a first grade classroom, sharing thoughts with troubled teens, presenting a keynote address or counseling a client in crisis, she demonstrates a natural warmth, intuitive wisdom and an open, caring heart.