Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"Flying Hugs and Kisses" Wins The National Parenting Center 2007 Seal of Approval

Lifevest Publishing, Inc. has been recognized as the recipient of “The National Parenting Center 2007 Seal of Approval” for the publication of author Jewel Sample’s book, Flying Hugs and Kisses.

The National Parenting Center’s (TNPC) Seal of Approval program is an independent multi-step testing procedure to better inform parents, children, and educators’ about quality products. Each product is tested for desirability, sturdiness, interactive stimulation, and other ingredients essential to the production of a quality product.

Flying Hugs and Kisses, is about five children who creatively take on roles of support toward each other while showing their individual feelings about the death of their baby brother.

The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval report indicates, “Jewel Sample does a wonderful job of breaking down some of the confusing terms that children hear during times like these and celebrates the love and strength that family provides.” The National Parenting Center’s 2007 Seal of Approval full report can be found at

Sample’s sensitive story of encouragement and hope is a great resource for professionals and families to use to help children cope with the loss of a young loved one. Flying Hugs and Kisses is available in the Spanish language titled, Besos y abrazos al aire (ISBN 159879292-1). The National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center has selected Sample’s books as a bereavement resource for families with children.

Sample’s latest publication, Flying Hugs and Kisses Activity Book (ISBN 159879377-2) is currently in press and scheduled for release in July 2007. Flying Hugs and Kisses is directly available through most major booksellers and Lifevest Publishing’s e-bookstore.