As National Stop Bullying Month rolls in, Jimmy Vee takes a break from running one of America’s fastest-growing private companies to release a new book seeking to combat the bullying epidemic plaguing schools, homes and the workplace. Having transposed himself into a small cartoon character with a big heart, ‘Little Jimmy’ is on a mission to help all young children recognize just how special they are and embrace their individuality.
Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/18/2014 -- Jimmy Vee may only be five-foot tall, but the bullying he endured as a youngster has driven him to achieve many big things. Frequently morphing from loving father to breakthrough CEO and even master magician, Vee is now adding yet another line to his resume – “inspirational children’s author”. It’s all for this year’s National Stop Bullying Month and a bold attempt to teach tolerance and confidence to the nation’s youth.
‘Little Jimmy Says, "Same Is Lame"’ fuses an engrossing narrative with stunning illustrations to empower children to embrace one another’s differences. It comes at a time when a reported 160,000 American children miss school because of fear of physical and psychological attacks on the basis of their skin color, ethnicity, physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. Vee was once one of them.
Little Jimmy is a small guy with a BIG mission... help people realize how special they really are. Why is everyone trying so hard to fit in when there is so much uniqueness to celebrate?
Jump in and follow the miniature ringmaster through his circus-inspired world of weird, where normal is ordinary, and ordinary is boring. In these fun-filled pages you'll discover what makes you unique and why being different is actually cool.
So hurry, hurry! Come one, come all! Step right up. Kids of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and special in Little Jimmy's wondrous and wacky world. Read this book and prepare to be amazed at what you see in the mirror the next time you take a look!
“I personally know what it’s like to stand out and be different,” admits Vee. “I now spend a lot of my time working with children and have come to recognize the lack of self-confidence many children have, which feeds the nation’s toxic bullying epidemic. I've seen all kinds of kids and I've seen how confidence and esteem affects their ability to interact with others, deal with unfamiliar situations and enjoy life.”
Continuing, “It’s amazing how a new perspective can change how people feel about themselves.
Self-confidence is the cure to the bullying crisis we have on our hands. It prevents kids from becoming bullies and from being bullied. It changes you from the inside out.”
Since its release, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews. E. Keyes comments, “Little Jimmy is an inspiration to people of all ages! It's not just about Little Jimmy, really, but it's about you and what it is that holds you back in life! The book encourages us all to peel back those layers of self-protection or even look at others with eyes to see potential instead of peculiarity!”
Sheri L. Kilarsky adds, “This is a great book for kids and explains that being different is good.
Although my daughter is only 2 and half years old and can't read she enjoyed me reading it to her and the bright vivid pictures. I am sure this will be one of her favorite books.”
One hundred percent of the profits from this book are being donated to the ‘Same Is Lame Foundation’ for kids.
‘Little Jimmy Says, "Same Is Lame"’, published by Atlas Press, is available now: http://amzn.to/1u1z9k4
For more information and awesome resources, check out the official website: http://littlejimmybook.com
About Jimmy Vee
Jimmy Vee is known around the world as the “Five Foot High Marketing Guy.” He is living proof that big things really do come in small packages. He is a savvy CEO, a loving husband, a funny father, a bestselling business book author, a sought-after advertising copywriter, a wannabe musician, a master magician, a stand-up comedian and a stiff-lipped ventriloquist. Vee is co-owner of an advertising agency recognized by INC. Magazine as one of fastest-growing private companies in America. His marketing campaigns have been heard all over the US and Canada and have even been featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not.