South Caroilna Illustrator Becomes Children's Book Author

New Release: "Kat’s Red Ball," (Children’s Fiction) written and Illustrated by Berry Holly, is an educational easy-reader for pre-school pet lovers.
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Mobile - Alabama - US

July 14, 2009 - PRLog -- Mobile, AL. – Chester, South Carolina native, Berry Holly has several published books under his belt as an illustrator, but now he can add published author to his résumé.  Holly’s children’s book, "Kat’s Red Ball", will be released on July 15th, according to publisher, Sweetie’s Books.

Illustrated in Holly’s signature style of vibrant colors and incredible detail, "Kat’s Red Ball" is a funny adventure story of Kat, Holly’s adorable dog, and her prized possession, a red ball.  Kat does everything with this red ball until one day it disappears.  She looks everywhere for her toy and worries that something terrible has happened to it.  She’s overjoyed and fiercely protective when the red ball is found and returned.

Holly’s background as an educator shines through in this work as the words RED and BALL appear on each page of the book, encouraging young readers to add these words to their list of sight words.  The beautiful illustrations and entertaining storyline make this a great read for the pre-school set.

Sweetie’s Books is a small publishing house with offices in Mobile, AL and Silver Spring, MD.  The company specializes in multicultural children’s books that inspire, educate, and entertain.

About the Author:  
Berry Holly is a native and current resident of Chester, South Carolina.  After many years in Elementary Education, teaching in the public school system, Berry now devotes his time to illustrating children’s books and conducting illustration workshops.  His published works include "Sweetie’s Place:  A Moving Adventure" and "All About Aisha" both written by Dyahnne Alston, and "Micky, Ticky, Boo!  Says Hello" written by Sabra Robinson.

For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press may contact the publisher at "Kat’s Red Ball" is available for sale online at,, and through select wholesale and retail channels.

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Sweetie's Books is a small minority-woman owned publishing company that specializes in children's books written by African American authors featuring African-American and other minority children in educational, inspirational, and entertaining situations.

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