Headline Books, Inc

P.O. Box 52, Terra Alta, WV 26764 Tel/Fax: 304-789-3001 or 800-570-5951 www.headlinebooks.com email: cathy@headlinebooks.com

Headline News
For Immediate Release
Contact: Headline Books, 1-800-570-5951 / 304-7893001 email: cathy@headlinebooks.com

Subject: Crusty—New Deep Sea Children’s Book in Time for the Holidays
(Terra Alta, WV)— Sponge Bob, move over! Author Don Stansberry pens his third book about Crusty, a smart thinking crab who chooses to be different. Not only is his color different…so are his friends! Also illustrated by Stansberry, this is his first children’s picture book. Well known for his novels about Inky—the 12" tall wizard, Stansberry raises the bar for delightfully fun reading for grades K-4. Crusty lives on a different planet from Earth. He realizes those of his species can not even retain a single idea or thought for more than a few seconds. Crusty, realizing he is different, chooses to strike out on his own for a better life and finds plenty of adventure with new friends a scary enemy! “Children will love Crusty and his adventures,” said publisher, Cathy Teets. “They can identify with his problems and will realize that it is okay to be different. Don’s books always have a strong theme of friendship and honor. His first two books, Inky & the Missing Gold and Inky, Oglebee & the Witches— both medieval fiction, are very popular books because of his excellent character development and knack for telling a great adventure story.” Don Stansberry is a native West Virginian and an elementary school teacher. He has been in the public school system for 23 years and always had an interest in writing. He was the head coach for the Parkersburg High Girls’ Basketball team for 16 years and retired from this position with four state championships. Stansberry travels as part of the Headline Books School Show Program as his schedule allows and will be featured at the West Virginia Reading Association annual conference November 13-14 in Charleston, WV. Crusty, written and illustrated by Don Stansberry, ISBN 0929915887, Hard Cover, 12 x 9, 32 pages, color illustrations, Retail Price $16.95 -30-