“No Cell Phone Day” follows six-year-old Jazmine, as she gifts her dad a birthday present of spending quality time together without the interruption of cell phones. As a result, father and daughter have the greatest day ever. Young readers will share their journey, bonding while visiting historical landmarks throughout the city of New Orleans. The heartwarming story sheds light on the importance of personal interaction with loved ones, excluding the disturbance of mobile phones and other technology.
“When my only daughter was six-years-old, we decided to spend an entire day free of cell phone and her excitement inspired me to write about the experience,”
According to PewInternet.org, as of May 2013, 91% of American adults have a cell phone and 35% of those adults admit to using their mobile devices while playing with their children.
“The essence of this story is deeply rooted in important lessons learned in my youth from loving relatives,” said Marsalis. “My daughter taught me that although technology is here to stay, when it’s gets in your way, have yourself a no cell phone day.”
The new picture book for young readers feature fun, vibrant artwork created with both pencil sketches and digital painting techniques, illustrated by Reginald William Butler. Published by Kidstown Press – “No Cell Phone Day” can be purchased at Kidstownpress.wordpress.com.
ISBN: 9780989519502. Price: $16.99
About the Author:
New Orleans native, Delfeayo Marsalis (http://delfeayomarsalis.com/
About the Illustrator:
Reginald William Butler has directed and produced work for various giants in the animation, children’s publishing and commercial graphics industries. Butler’s credits include Google Chrome, BET & Centric, Animation Direction for Sesame Workshop, Design for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network as well as illustration for Redline Editorial and Reading A-Z.
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