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Mister D: A Children's Picture Book About Overcoming Doubts and Fears

Mister D: A Children's Picture Book About Overcoming Doubts and Fears


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An inspirational, empowering and entertaining picture book for the whole family about overcoming doubts and fears.

Eight year old Julie is getting ready to test for her Black Belt in Martial Arts, but her lack of self-confidence is holding her back - until her Aunt Mary reveals the secret of Mister D.

Who is Mister D and what is the secret?

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ISBN-13: 9781484018644
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Mister D, the first book by film and television writer/producer, Elizabeth Stevens, is an empowering, entertaining fable for 4-8 year olds about overcoming doubts and fears.

Elizabeth was born in Boston and currently lives in South Pasadena, California with her husband and writing partner, James Bruner, and their family.

A romantic drama, "Ice Dreams", written by Elizabeth and James for The Hallmark Channel, was nominated for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Television by

The Story Behind Mister D

Like so many other parents, I used to take my daughter, Jennifer, to her Karate lessons several times a week. It was a big part of our lives. She took Karate from one of Chuck Norris' senior Black Belts. Chuck was active in his schools and we used to see him all the time at the belt tests.

One day before one of her advanced belt tests, Jennifer nervously said to me, "What if I make a mistake during the test?"

I felt for her. She looked so scared. I think she was nervous that she would let me down. I wouldn't have been disappointed, of course, not if she had tried her best.

I asked her, "Do you know everything you need to know for the next belt?"

"Yes, I do." she said.

I then asked, "Have you practiced?" Of course, I knew that she had practiced since I always watched her class, but I was trying to make a point.

She smiled and said, "Yes, Mom, I have practiced a lot."

I told her that when you have doubts and fears then you can't focus. And when you're not focused, that's when you can make mistakes. I suddenly thought of something. "Why don't you think of your doubts as Mister D... During your test, if you feel scared, just say in your mind -- Go away Mister D!"

Jennifer looked at me and nodded. I could tell that she liked the idea.

She tested and did really well. After it was over, she ran up to me, showed me her new belt, and said, "It worked!"

Jennifer was so excited. I was too. I was so happy that something I thought of to help her, had actually helped her.

I told my husband, James, about it later that evening. "You should write it as a children's book," he said.

I told him that I didn't know if I could.

He then said to me, "You better tell Mister D to go away."

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