FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Bountiful, Utah – Children Leading Children announces the release of "Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink?" by two-time Olympic Medalist Shannon Bahrke Happe. “Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink?” a Children - Grade K-3rd illustrated book is available now at childrenleadingchildren.com and shannonbahrke.com
“This has been a most treasured project where I have poured my heart and soul,” said Bahrke Happe. “To move from idea to storybook by sharing my real life story has been a dream of mine. It has been a privilege to work with Children Leading Children to create this special book and I’m excited to share it with children throughout the world.”
“Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink?” is the first book by Bahrke Happe. Bahrke Happe is a professional freestyle skier whose career spanned three Olympic games. Bahrke Happe was the silver medalist in moguls at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the bronze medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and in 2003 was the World Cup Champion. With her bronze medal in 2010, she became the first US women's freestyle skier to win multiple Olympic medals. She is proud to be a Deer Valley Ski Champion where she has the opportunity to ski with families and at corporate events on the Champion ski run where she won her silver medal. Bahrke Happe is the mother of Zoe (5) and expecting her son in mid-May 2018. She and husband Matt resides in Salt Lake City, UT where they can take advantage of the great outdoors.
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Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink? written by Shannon Bahrke Happe and illustrated by Ingrid Ochoa tells the story of a young girl who dreamed big dreams and wanted to do so much. She loved doing so many things but, best of all, she loved sports. She wanted to be the best skier in the world and dreamed of competing in the Olympic Games. Wow, that’s a very big dream for a little girl! But the only thing that made her afraid was that she was the only girl, competing against boys, and she needed to show the world that she was just as fast and as strong as them. So, she came up with a unique idea – adding a touch of pink to her gear to give her that extra edge of pink girl power! Then the day came when her dreams materialized, and she was going to compete for that Olympic medal. But was she good enough? And how could she add that touch of pink girl power to give her the confidence she needed? Years later, her own daughter asks her, “Mommy, why is your hair pink?”
I just loved this wonderful, positive, moving story that will fill young girl readers with confidence in their own unique skills and worth. The illustrations are just enchanting, filled with magic, sparkles, whimsy, and lots of pink! As a little girl, the author found the key to what made her feel confident and filled with optimism and self-belief, and she passes the message along to her own daughter, and to other young readers through this story. There is such a sense of joy as the little girl, now grown up with her own daughter, explains how the deep loving light within us makes our dreams come true. This is a wonderful message for youngsters who may feel they are not good enough, they are not ‘like everyone else,’ and who may need to discover how worthy they are and how valuable they are to the world and those that love them. This is a book young readers will adore, and perhaps the adult reading it with them will rediscover their own special light within.
- Review by Fiona Ingram for Readers’ Favorite
To learn more or to purchase “Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink?” visit childrenleadingchildren.com or shannonbahrke.com. The Kindle version is available on Amazon. Follow Shannon on Instagram @shannonbahrke or on Facebook /ShannonBHappe.
Contact Children Leading Children:
SWP Enterprises LLC
Bountiful, UT 84010