All Fixed Up by M. C. Bowen

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Waiting for someone is hard. Especially when you're little. In fact, sometimes the waiting feels like forever. But with a little imagination and planning, it can be like no time has passed at all.

All Fixed Up explores concepts of time, encourages imagination, and helps children cope with complex feelings about a parent who needs to be away for work - such as on deployment for the military or traveling for business. The best part? You can write your child's name right into the story and make it all your own.

Written by professional writer and former children's book editor M. C. Bowen and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Sara Jane Franklin, this is a comforting book that will delight children at bedtime, on a plane, or waiting for a ship to come in.

"This is a fantastic story that has tremendous potential to help military kids cope. The story helps keep the parent and child connected and thinking about each other, and I imagine would also help with the transition back into the household." --Steve Suhrheinrich, Dad, Former Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

"My 4 1/2 and 2 year olds don't always have the words to describe how they're feeling when their dad's away. All Fixed Up makes it easier for us to talk about it together." Dara Erck, Mom


About M. C. Bowen

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M. C. Bowen is a professional writer and editor, and has been writing ever since the 3rd grade, when she made a storybook out of cardboard, wallpaper scraps, and needle and thread. She grew up in California with her mom, an elementary school teacher, dad, an engineer in the U.S. Navy, and sister, an artist. She earned her masters in creative writing from SDSU.
Published January 1, 2012 by Red Piggy Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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A simple story, available in both English and Spanish, reaffirms a family's love, even in times of separation.

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