Ladybug Celebration Week Launches January 24, 2014

“The Gift of the Ladybug” Celebrates Special Needs & Critically Ill Children for Ladybug Celebration Week, a FIVE-City Tour beginning January 24th in NYC
Polkadot from The Gift of the Ladybug
Polkadot from The Gift of the Ladybug
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NEW YORK - Jan. 3, 2014 - PRLog -- Inspired by her late son TJ, Author Carole Amber is on a mission to celebrate 1M critically ill children (we think of them as ladybugs). To kick-off this mission, Carole will hand-deliver books to 500 children in hospitalsin New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Atlanta and Houston from January 24-February 1, 2014 for Ladybug Celebration Week.

Ladybug Celebration Week will also include a targeted social media campaign reaching 3M+ children’s hospitals, hospice, and fundraising organizations to offer a FREE Kindle download of “The Gift of the Ladybug,” 10+ events, and media appearances in each city. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

#1 Amazon Mover & Shaker on its release day, “The Gift of the Ladybug” is a Bobby's Book (one of 250 children's books in the U.S. selected to help children cope) and one of the first "bibliotherapy" books overseas, due to release in Asia in 2014.“The Gift of the Ladybug” is much more than an illustrated children’s book. It is a way of being, an example of how to live, and is widely used by hospitals, schools, therapists, and parentsas a healing tool.

Carole was inspired to write this story during one of her darkest moments. She was driving home from the Cleveland Clinic after hearing the doctor say, “Your son TJ may not see his second birthday.” In the days following that car ride, Carole put pen to paper and wrote “The Gift of the Ladybug for TJ.” She gave it to him for Christmas and was able to read it to him countless times. TJ peacefully passed away in April 2009 at fourteen months old due to complications from Leigh syndrome.

Inspired by TJ’s remarkable way of living, the character Polkadot (the ladybug), loves himself for exactly who he is. The book provided comfort to Carole and her family when they needed it most, and it helped them reframe how they looked at their circumstances. They would remind themselves that if TJ could face his fate with joy, laughter, love, and peace, then they could find a way to do the same.

Their wise little ladybug TJ gave a glimpse of what it is like to fly. Carole's hope is that because “The Gift of the Ladybug” was so instrumental for her and her family, it will help others, too. Learn more at:

"I am very excited for Ladybug Celebration Week," expresses Carole, "This will be a very special week filled with inspiration and spreading ladybug love to those who need it most."

About Author Carole M. Amber

Carole Amber is on a mission to celebrate ladybugs (children with medical differences) and their families across the globe. After turning the death of her 14-month old son into the bestselling book “The Gift of the Ladybug,” she donated over 250 books to children with critical illnesses, thousands of dollars to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF), and continues to donate 30% book profits to UMDF. Carole is sought-after speaker and has appeared on radio shows including LA Talk Radio, Dresser After Dark, and Colorado's Morning News. She is also an entrepreneur, food editor, columnist, and host of her food blog She and her husband currently live in New York City.

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