Jared the Giant, The Secret is the first book in Sharon Aubrey's new children's series. Book 1 is designed to help children overcome arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, by employing a different perspective and educating them on spiders. The first part of the book tells an entertaining story about a little boy named Jared who is terrified of spiders. Through the story, Jared learns a secret that changes him into a giant where spiders are afraid of him. Jared's new perspective enables him to overcome his fear and feel confident when being around spiders. There is detailed information in the back of the book to help children learn about spider anatomy, spider benefits to the world, and identify 6 common spiders in their environment. Target Audience: PreK-2nd Grade. Schedule for release May 14, 2021.
Samantha Rezentes joins the Relevant Publishers LLC family of authors. She is a children's book author, artisan, keen outdoorswoman, and mother of two. Samantha grew up near the shores of the Atlantic, spending much of her childhood on the beaches of Tybee and Jekyll Islands of Georgia. Samantha’s travels have taken her from coast to coast, studying veterinary technology, marine biology, ecology, and animal husbandry along the way. Her passion for the environment and its inhabitants, coupled with the wide-eyed enthusiasm of her own children, inspired Samantha to write and illustrate the Curious Cooper series in hopes of instilling a similar love and interest in children- and their parents- around the globe. Samantha's first book: Curious Cooper Have You Heard About Sharks? launches in November.