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Mother, daughter produce book | Preston Citizen

Mother, daughter produce book

June 6, 2012


Citizen editor

Using rhymes and verse to teach children to feel good about who they are, was the object of a new children’s book, ‘Elise the Elephant,’ written by local author Jennifer Campbell. The book was illustrated by her mother, Nancy Cox, a West Side High School art teacher.

“They don’t need to be different to be loved and accepted; children are fine just the way they are,” Campbell said. “I guess the message is to be true to yourself. There is always someone who loves you just the way you are. The rhymes just came naturally,” Campbell said.

Come meet Campbell and Cox at The Citizen bookstore on June 14 at 3 p.m.

This is the first time the family duo has collaborated to publish a piece and if it is successful there may more to follow.

Campbell earned a Bachelors’ degree in elementary education from BYU-I and taught at Oakwood for three years before hanging up her apron. She is busy being a mom. Her schedule will determine if she can give what it takes to write another book. The ideas are there, she said. Campbell lives in Richmond with her husband of seven years, Tyson, a plumbing contractor.

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