Children's Book Series Teaches Life Lessons Through Character Building Message While Promoting Literacy - New Book Targets Anti-Bullying & Benefits Autism Research

Top Quote A new children's book teaches character building life lessons with a message about respect and anti-bullying while promoting literacy. "The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash; The Kacklin' Kitchen" is more than just a storybook, author Julie Woik engages young readers in her beautifully illustrated work of art through an exciting adventure led by main character Lilly the Lash and her new friends. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 02, 2013 - Sarasota, Florida - The fourth book in the popular series The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash is now available. Author Julie Woik tells a brilliant story and teaches the life lesson of respect through main character Lilly the Lash, introducing new and endearing characters that will engage young children and their families while imparting an anti-bullying message and promoting literacy.

    In The Kacklin' Kitchen, Lilly the Lash finds herself in the quaint country village of Cobblestone Cove, where the insecure feelings of a young milk carton spawn outbursts of bullying behavior, leaving the important value of RESPECT hanging in the balance. Lilly, only ever seen by the reader, sends in a wise and compassionate cream cake to help the milk carton, and the others, understand how to successfully give and gain respect.

    More than just storybooks, these beautifully illustrated works of art offer boys and girls, ages 0 - 10, an exciting adventure, hundreds of entertaining educational activities, and important life lessons to build strong self-esteem and good character. Educational tools, including an engaging board game, lesson plans for teachers and therapists, as well as craft activities, can be downloaded for free at In addition, a percentage of the profits from the sale of each book benefits a variety of causes; The Kacklin' Kitchen supports the Organization for Autism Research. A complete list of charities can be found on the website.

    About the Author:
    Julie Woik is a freelance writer and poet, living in Sarasota, Florida. Having worked with young children as a teacher's aide, as well as in the field of psychiatry, Julie recognized early on the importance of strong self-esteem. Armed with a contagiously dynamic personality, she has a unique way of acquainting others with the tremendous value of self-worth. Each book in the Lilly the Lash series reflects the child-like playfulness of her spirit, while providing a powerful life lesson we all need to learn as young children, and hold dear for the remainder of our journey. Julie is currently working on her fifth book, "The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash; Jungle Jive" where a young monkey learns the life lesson of balance.

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    To Purchase Books:
    Books can be purchased directly from author Julie Woik on her website:

    Musical Production
    The first book in the series, "The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash; The Garden Gathering", has been adapted and now comes to life in a new and entertaining musical production. The story is told through song and dance by the bold and colorful life-size characters that engage the audience throughout the performance, frequently encouraging their participation. The character-building message of self-worth and timeless life lessons appeal to people of all ages, particularly young children who will be delighted and fascinated by the cast of characters led by Lilly the Lash herself. For more information about Lilly the Lash & The Garden Gathering Musical go to

    Interviews & High-Resolution Images
    Julie is available for interviews and welcomes the opportunity to discuss her books and share her vision. Please contact AnaBelle Ramos with requests for high-resolution images and interviews at AnaBelle ( @ ) ARDUniversalInc dot com or 954-592-8500 dot

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    Julie Woik and Lilly the Lash welcome new fans and friends.

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