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Children’s Books for the Michelle Obama Generation of Moms


Book publisher Paper Soup Media, LLC, has released a new brand of children’s books that are sure to resonate with moms who identify with First Lady Michelle Obama’s style of parenting. Though she is constantly making headlines for her keen sense of fashion, Michelle Obama is becoming equally famous for her approach to raising children.  More than ever, moms across the nation are working to ensure that their children are not only bright, but courteous and socially-conscious as well.  Since the First Lady’s role as mom-in-chief is both highly visible and well-respected, mothers everywhere are taking stock of her example.  With a timely release, Paper Soup Media presents moms with additional help from its chief imprint, Bella Flowers Books.  Executive Editor, Tamika Longino says “Michelle Obama has inspired so many moms, because she understands that children thrive when they are consistently surrounded by love, safety, and guidance.  Our books are instinctively written with this in mind, so it is safe to say that Mrs. Obama’s influence has touched us as well.” 

Nice to be Nice© is the initial release from the Bella Flowers Books “to be” series.  The colorful picture book shows children in a number of situations in which they display “nice” behavior, from sharing to recycling to making new friends.  Longino uses her maternal instincts to guide the brand and offers these tips to mothers who are seeking to inspire the best in their children.

1      Be Clear About Your Values and Expectations.  Children want and need to know   what you expect from them, as well as the rationale behind your expectations.  Situations shown in Nice to be Nice can help parents start the conversation on an age-appropriate level.


2    Be Realistic, Don’t Expect Perfection.  Don’t beat yourself up when you find your child engaging in not-so-nice behavior.  Similar to the book, life always presents opportunities for your child to give “nice” behavior another try. 


3      Set An Example.  Bella Flowers Books was born from this idea.  A clear picture of what “nice” looks like will go a long way, as it gives your child an identifiable goal to strive toward.  So, practice being a good friend, empoyer/employee, and/or citizen as often as you can. 


Bella Flowers Books is an imprint of Paper Soup Media, LLC and was developed from a mom’s perspective with the primary goal of delivering smiles and inspiration to blossoming young minds.  All books are printed using vegetable-based ink on 30% recycled paper.  Through a partnership with environmental group Eco-Libris, a tree is planted for every book printed.  For additional information on Nice to be Nice or Bella Flowers Books, contact Tamika Longino or visit www.bellaflowersbooks.com.

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  • Tomikko Robinson said:

    I have a good feeling that this line of books will be a delightful way to encourage nice behavior in my girls. First Lady Michele Obama is certainly an inspiration to all mothers, specifically mothers of younger children. I love that she still requires them to do their chores and is focused on keeping them grounded during this memorable time in their lives.

    I’m excited to get my copy of Nice to be Nice and all the upcoming books in the series. It will be a book that my girls will enjoy reading and learning nice behavior will be an added bonus.

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  • Nacnette said:

    Michelle Obama is very charismatic just like her husband and it is the reason why i like her. I also feel that she could connect with people more easily than any other first ladies.

  • arthritislady said:

    I saw Michelle Obama in person and she is really a very tall Lady. She is also a very charming and charismatic woman just like her husband.

  • Luca Richards said:

    Michelle Obama is such a wonderful woman. I believe that she would be an excellent first lady.~-~

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  • Clayton Berna said:

    I love michelle obama because she is a mild mannered person and i think she is also a very sincere and honest person. .:'”‘ Ciao health problems post