LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First time author Artemisa Gutierrez Laurence has written a touching tale of a lion cub named Giant who wants nothing more than to swim. Illustrated by children's book illustrator Izzy Bean of Yorkshire, UK, Giant is light-hearted dialogue with colorful illustrations -- gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.
Giant is going to learn to swim, and he is a little nervous. Good thing he has good friends to cheer him on. Giant wades in with both paws and soon is kicking and paddling and swimming in circles with the rest of his gang. With the encouragement of his friends and a lot of practice, Giant becomes the fastest swimmer, good enough to compete in an upcoming contest on the lake.
Whether water-shy or raring to go, young readers will find much to relate to as Giant experiences a childhood first, and what it means to never give up.
Author Laurence was inspired to write Giant the Lion five years ago motivated by her love of teaching children how to swim. "I discovered that many kids are fearful to learn. However, once I taught them breathing, kicking, jumping and eventually swimming, most were surprised at how easy it was. Like anything else you want to achieve in life, you just have to try and you may discover a gift to share with the world," says Laurence.
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- Giant the Lion is available on Amazon.comin hard copy, Kindle and softbound. She is currently working on her second children's book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – ARTEMISA GUTIERREZ LAURENCE
Artemisa Gutierrez Laurence is a 25-year Water Safety Instructor and Private Swim Instructor, who, like Giant the Lion loves swimming. Currently working as a Studio Teacher, she provides education and welfare for minors in the entertainment industry, including film, TV, print, and commercials.
Prior to her work as a Studio Teacher, she worked as a Special Education Aide for the Los Angeles Unified School District, assisting students in Special Ed and General Education classrooms.
She worked as Senior Publicist for Reyes Entertainment and as Manager of Public Relations for Carsey-Werner, managing domestic and international press for television series.
Laurence holds the degree of Master of Arts in Education with Elementary Teaching Credentials.
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