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The Snail & The Butterfly

Available for ORDER – Release Date Sept 12, 2023

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Attention Mushroom Hunters And Aspiring Aviators Of All Ages!

Have you ever wanted to do something great? Something no one else believed you could do? Well here is your chance to learn how. Meet a little snail who wanted to fly and an old butterfly who questioned why. Travel with the little snail as he crawls up a mushroom determined to soar from the top. But every time the same thing makes him stop: fear. Sound familiar? Filled with inspiration and motivation, this magical conversation between an ambitious snail and seasoned butterfly encourages us to pursue our dreams regardless of who we are or where we come from. With words by award-winning author Doug Cooper aka Dougie Coop and illustrations by acclaimed Australian artist CJ the Kid, the rhythmic verse and playful style reminds us all we can achieve the impossible as long as we believe, trust, and persevere. Discover the magic of believing in yourself with The Snail and The Butterfly, an inspirational and educational children’s book, perfect for lovers of the juvenile fiction/animal genre aged 4-7 years old. Join the heartwarming adventure of an ambitious little snail who dreams of flying and the wise butterfly who helps him overcome his fears. Together, they teach us that dreams have no limits and are worth pursuing, regardless of our age, abilities, or background.

The Creative Minds Behind the Book: Dougie Coop and CJ the Kid

Author Dougie Coop, better known under his award-winning literary fiction and thriller pen name Doug Cooper, is the author of the novels Outside In, The Investment Club, and Focus Lost. Always searching, he has traveled to over twenty-five countries on five continents, exploring the contradictions between what we believe and how we act in the pursuit of truth, beauty, and love. The Snail And The Butterfly is his first children’s picture book.

Artist Christopher Jhureea, CJ the Kid in the creative world, has danced in television commercials, films, and in theatrical productions from Australia to the United States, including three years in a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Sharing free-flowing imagination and color with the world is how he interprets and answers life’s complex questions and also as a reminder to himself and others that we should always remember to have fun and keep the child alive in ourselves. The Snail And The Butterfly is his first children’s picture book. 

The Message: Belief, Trust, and Perseverance

Experience a journey filled with motivation and wonder, uniquely captured in The Snail and The Butterfly. A masterpiece in children’s literature, this book is a compelling reminder that with belief, trust, and perseverance, even the seemingly impossible can be achieved. Embrace the power of imagination and inspire young minds with this uplifting tale of dreams and courage.

Why Inspirational Children’s Books Are Important

Children are naturally curious beings, eager to explore the world around them. One of the most effective ways to nurture this curiosity and foster a lifelong love for learning is through the magic of inspirational children’s books like The Snail and The Butterfly by Author Dougie Coop. These books serve as a gateway to new worlds, ideas, and possibilities. The most widely read children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, is a testament to the power of storytelling in shaping young minds. Read more how children’s books inspire yound readers in our 5 Ways Inspirational Children’s Books Can Change A Child’s Life.


9781644283653 | US $18.00 | 10 x 10 in. | 42 pp.



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Press Release: The Snail & The Butterfly Children’s Book

Press Release: The Snail & The Butterfly Children’s Book

Award-winning author Doug Cooper ventures into children’s literature with his debut book, ‘The Snail & The Butterfly.’ Teaming up with renowned Australian artist CJ the Kid, this heartwarming tale focuses on the virtues of perseverance and the power of friendship. Available for purchase on September 12, 2023, and published under the pseudonym ‘Dougie Coop‘ by Rare Bird Books, this eagerly-awaited release promises to enchant readers from ages 2 to 10.