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September 13, 2021

Great-Grandmother Releases Ninth Children’s Book

Going from signing residents’ lawns to signing books

Plain Township, Canton, Ohio— September 13, 2021 — Nita Marie Clark releases her ninth children’s book; Knick Knack Paddy Whack Version 2.0. A story about a boy and his dog as they stroll through town, singing their song to all the people they meet along the way.

Have you ever wondered what Nete, owner and operator of A Nete Idea Sign Service, Stark County’s original lawn greeting display company for thirty-one years, has been up to now that she is no longer delivery those fun displays?

Surprise! She is writing children’s books under the pen name of Nita Marie Clark.

After a negative reaction to some medication Nita began to lose some of her eyesight. To stay positive, she was looking for something to do. Her great-granddaughter Lilli encouraged her great-grandmother to write down the stories she would tell Lilli about the princess and dragon lawn greeting display Nita had designed for A Nete Idea many years ago. Adding a larger screen to her computer, enlarging the text, she got busy.

After talking with a couple agents that Nita sent query letters to about her first chapter book; The Royal Search for Shenanigans, Nita was not comfortable with some of the contract commitments she would have to agree to. Turning down the publishing offers she thought her dream was gone.

Giving the problem some thought Nita and her daughter Kathy decided she would self-publish. Forming a partnership, A Neat Read Publishing, LLC, Nita as the author and Kathy as her illustrator she was able to continue her journey.

The writing bug had bit; within another year Nita turned two poems that she had written years ago for her grandchildren into picture books. The ideas and words kept coming, another picture book, then an early reader, and a short story prequel to her chapter book. The pandemic didn’t slow her down, releasing a picture book about the pandemic, then another picture book about the colors of our world.

That brings us to her latest release, Knick Knack Paddy Whack Version 2.0.  New words to the old Welsh folk song so many of us are familiar with, knick-knack paddy whack give old Sarge a bone, Curly and Sarge go strolling home. Count along, sing their song, meet their friends, and enjoy their adventure. Find out what does old Sarge do with all those bones.

 

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For immediate release:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Children - Picture Book book "Knick-Knack Paddy Whack Version 2.0" by Nita Marie Clark, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1735761265.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

Some songs are among the favorites of our childhood, which are always a pleasure to listen to and rediscover. Knick-Knack Paddy Whack is one of the most popular children's songs, and as it happens with all beautiful things, it is fun to modify it and create a new version. This is what happens in Knick-Knack Paddy Whack Version 2.0 by Nita Marie Clark. In this amazing book, illustrated by Kathy N. Doherty, young readers will meet Curly and Old Sarge, a dog and his owner, who wander from sunrise to nightfall singing the popular tune with brand new words. Join them and start singing out loud!

All children's books should be read aloud by a parent or another adult. Their words (and worlds) are always magical, and they become even more fabulous when an expert voice guides little readers through the pages. This practice is not just recommended but mandatory when you read Knick-Knack Paddy Whack Version 2.0. I believe the suggestion of Nita Marie Clark's book is not merely to read a story and observe its colorful images. Above all, it invites you to join Curly and Old Sarge and sing together with them. It is mainly for this reason that I liked the idea of ​​Knick-Knack Paddy Whack Version 2.0 so much, and I will not be alone. If you have children, especially very young ones, this is the right book to entertain and amuse them. I wish all readers of Knick-Knack Paddy Whack Version 2.0 a lot of fun."

You can learn more about Nita Marie Clark and "Knick-Knack Paddy Whack Version 2.0" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/knick-knack-paddy-whack-version-2-0 where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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A Neat Read Publishing, LLC

Canton, OH 44705

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LOCAL GREAT-GRANDMOTHER RELEASES HER EIGHTH CHILDREN’S BOOK

 

FROM SIGNING YARDS TO SIGNING CHILDREN’S BOOKS

 

Nita Marie Clark has accomplished many things in her lifetime. Starting school in a one-room schoolhouse in Barnesville, Ohio, moving to Canton, Ohio as a young child, losing her mother when she was only eight years old, going back to Barnesville at twelve to take care of her ailing grandmother by herself. But that was merely the early years.

Marrying the love of her life, Bill and together they raised six children. Being active in her children’s lives, Nita was a den mother for her sons’ cub scout troop, volunteered in the school library, and was PTO president.

As her children grew up and moved away, Nita was facing an empty nest. Never being one to sit still, Nita, along with the help of her husband, started her own business. A Nete Idea Sign Rental rented special occasion lawn greeting sign displays designed and created by Nita and Bill. Together they spent 31 years delivering joyous memories to customers celebrating the wonderful and fun times in their lives.

In 2017, Nita's eyesight failing, along with other problems brought on by a negative reaction to the medicine prescribed to her, Nita faced with life-altering changes. To keep her spirits up, Nita started telling her great-granddaughter, Lilli stories about one of her lawn greeting displays, that centered on a green and yellow silly dragon that Nita affectionately called Shenanigan. Loving the stories so much, Lilli encouraged Nita to write them down.

Together with her daughter, Kathy, they started A Neat Read Publishing, LLC and Nita became a self-published author of children’s books.

Nita’s first book was a middle-grade chapter book, The Royal for Shenanigans, the first book in The Secrets of Zen Castle Series, featuring Princess Lilli. From there Nita turned two poems she had written years before into picture books. With Kathy as the illustrator, Nita published Why Dandelions Grow, and I Hate Numbers. Nita found the inspiration for her next picture book, There Are No Fireflies In Montana, from her daughter-in-law, who delighted in watching the fireflies while she was visiting from Montana.

While working on her picture books, she was writing the next book in The Secrets of Zen Castle Series. It was during this process they released an important part of the whole series as a short story; A Spell To Divide A Kingdom. A short story explaining the history of the spell that set Princess Lilli to discover the Land of Shenanigans and is the basis for the series. The sixth book released from Nita Marie Clark was Viola’s Very Best Bad Day, an early reader chapter book. The inspiration for this book came some years ago when Nita overheard a young child in front of her, ask their mom why she couldn’t just go to the magic money machine to get the money they needed.

Along came 2020 and the Coronavirus. Bored Nita wrote two new picture books; That's a Stinky Can of Worms! A Pandemic Problem and Imagine If God . . . That's a Stinky Can of Worms is a pciture book that follows a superstar frog through his changing year, from his world tour and recording sessions being canceled to his decision to return to his home town, well that is after an interuption. Imagine If God . . .,  is a fun imaginative book that takes the reader on a fun ride wile God plays a game and changes the colors on many of the things He has done, only to decide that the original colors were perfect.

With age and health catching up to her, Nita closed A Nete Idea in 2018.

 

All books are available on Amazon, A Neat Read Publishing’s website, and most online book retailers.

For immediate release:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Children - Grade K-3rd book "Viola's Very Best Bad Day" by Nita Marie Clark, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082YYJL7V.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Viola’s Very Best Bad Day is a concept storybook for children, grades k-3, written by Nita Marie Clark and illustrated by Kathy N. Doherty. Viola’s day had been bad enough with having to say goodbye to her best friend, Rosalie, who was moving away, but then she overheard her mom and dad talking, and she began to realize things could be even worse than she had imagined. Problems with the family’s tractor and the low prices on crops had her dad wondering if they would indeed be able to go on vacation this summer. She heard them mention mean Mr. Budget, and she wondered who that might be and how maybe she could get him to change his mind.
Later her mom announced that the new neighbors were coming over for dinner, and who do you guess was in that van filled with 8 kids and their parents? Summer might be saved after all. But it gets even better than that as the author shares a bit of autobiographical history with her young readers.

Nita Marie Clark’s Viola’s Very Best Bad Day is an upbeat and inspiring story about a girl who starts out feeling very sorry for herself and then finds that things are even better than she could have thought they would ever be. Clark’s story posits the different lives farming families like Viola’s and other families have and it’s great fun to see how Viola thinks the magic cash machine can solve the family’s budgetary woes. Kathy N. Doherty’s bold and brightly colored illustrations seem tailored precisely to the mood of this story. I especially liked her picture of Viola in her bed counting Montana cattle to help her sleep. Viola’s Very Best Bad Day is highly recommended."

You can learn more about Nita Marie Clark and "Viola's Very Best Bad Day" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/violas-very-best-bad-day where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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For immediate release:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Children - Picture Book book "Why Dandelions Grow" by Nita Marie Clark, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFXWRKP.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Why Dandelions Grow is a children’s picture book written by Nita Marie Clark and illustrated by Kathy Doherty. God knew he had one more thing to do when he was finished creating the world. He thought about it for a while, then he realized exactly what to do -- and it made him smile just to think about it. He created a small black seed that would grow into a glorious yellow flower -- one that everybody would look down upon and call a weed. He made them sturdy and strong so they could grow just about everywhere and need little care. He knew that kids of all ages and sizes would be drawn to their bright colorful shapes and would bring bouquets of them home to their moms. And to make sure the gift was passed from each child on down, he had them turn into enchanting puffballs that, when blown upon, would spread their seeds across the world. And he knew then that he was done. The grandmother in the story remembers those gifts of dandelion bouquets so fondly even though her own kids have long since grown up.

Nita Marie Clark’s Why Dandelions Grow offers a religious viewpoint on the existence of what many consider a weed. I was amused by the realization that many now value the humble if brilliant dandelion for the benefits it provides for honeybees and butterflies -- and that ties in quite neatly with the author’s premise. Kathy Doherty’s brilliant and colorful illustrations tend to go in the same direction; bees and butterflies are to be found on almost every page of this sweet and inspirational homage to God and nature. Why Dandelions Grow is highly recommended."

You can learn more about Nita Marie Clark and "Why Dandelions Grow" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/why-dandelions-grow where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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For immediate release:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Children - Adventure book "The Royal Search for Shenanigans" by Nita Marie Clark, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075FGVRPV.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Royal Search for Shenanigans is a work of fiction in the adventure sub-genre, penned for children by author Nita Marie Clark with illustrations by Kathy Doherty. This delightful and partially illustrated chapter book is a great introduction to independent reading for young children, and it forms the first book in The Secrets of Zen Castle Series. In this adventure, the forthright and confident Princess Lillian examines a treasure trove of clues that she discovers in her family heritage, which leads her to an incredible new land. Dragons, danger, and doom abound, but can Lillian learn the true rules of being a princess and save the day in time?

Author Nita Marie Clark has crafted a superb and immersive adventure novel that combines the modern and traditional fantasy fairytale genres really well. Lillian is an excellent example of a subversion of the traditional princess roles, and here she is transformed into a heroic figure who is proactive in her own destiny and decision-making. Children of all ages are sure to find enchantment in the magical elements and creative creatures within the tale, and the illustrations by Kathy Doherty will help the imagination along for young readers encountering chapter books for the first time. I also enjoyed the fact that the princess's rules present a good moral message for young readers on how to behave well and be kind and fair to others. Overall, I would highly recommend The Royal Search for Shenanigans for young readers looking for a hearty new adventure."

You can learn more about Nita Marie Clark and "The Royal Search for Shenanigans" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/the-royal-search-for-shenanigans where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

Readers' Favorite LLC
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Louisville, KY 40202
800-RF-REVIEW
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