Tuesday, February 3, 2009


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For many children, getting the news that “you need glasses” can be traumatizing. But adorable Randy Kazandy reminds kids (and parents) that putting on your first pair of specs is not only an adventure, it opens up a whole new world. Beautifully illustrated and wonderfully told, this book is a must-read for any child—bespectacled or not. -Jennifer Cho Salaff, Editor, Parenting OC Magazine

“This sweet storybook, set to rhyming verse, would make a wonderful gift for a child who is about to visit the eye doctor for the first time, or just getting a first pair of glasses. The storyline, though simple and easy to understand, holds a profound, positive message for children. The illustrations are colorful and extremely pleasing to the eye – they make the story come to life! Kim did a beautiful job! I look for Randy Kazandy to be a new favorite among children’s books. Homeschoolers will love it!” – Gena Suarez, Publisher, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC

“Randy Kazandy!”- “Where Are Your Glasses?”
By Rhonda Fischer

Orange County, CA- Orange county author Rhonda Fischer will be coming out with a series of children’s book series called Randy Kazandy in February 2009. The target audience for the book is 3 through 9 years old. Randy needs to get glasses, doesn’t like them at first and the book is full of surprises of where Randy hides his glasses. At the end of the story Randy loves his glasses because he sees clearly and becomes a collector of all different color eye glasses. A line of Randy Kazandy eyeglasses could be created from this character.

Rhonda belongs to SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association). She would love to be on the stage at your book festival as she volunteered at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival in Costa Mesa in October with Jamie Lee Curtis. The response of the book is amazing. Rhonda has dozens of letters and poems from children in the elementary schools that she has been asked to speak at. You will be receiving a packet of information about Randy Kazandy so you can get a sneak peak. She has two radio interviews and one TV show she will be on this month. Randy Kazandy is a new book series and will be a hero to all children who need and wear glasses.

The book is $19.95 and is 32 pages full color and 100% lead free. Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses? can be pre- ordered and autographed by visiting http://www.randykazandy.com/ . The book will be out late February.

Rhonda Fischer President/CEO
Whim Publishing


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a wonderful children's book!

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

Maybe it will encourage some children to keep their glasses on their noses where they belong.


Sandy Jenney said...

I looked everywhere for some books when my now 16 yr. old was 3 and had to get his first pair of glasses. I just was twittering with another mom who was looking for something. I am going to look her back up and send her to your site.

Kelly H said...

This looks like such a great book. Good luck with it!! We have alot in common. Check out my website at http://www.bjortandcompany.com.