What Mighty Mood are you in today? Some feelings are just too big to keep inside. Sometimes it might even feel like a yeti is trying to burst out of you! In her new book, There’s a Yeti in My Tummy [4U2B Books & Media, August 29, 2023] author, writer, and mother Meredith Rusu encourages kids and parents alike to unleash their inner yetis and embrace the chaotic joy of BIG feelings! There’s a Yeti in My Tummy is the first in The Mighty Moods series, and follows Matthew, a young boy who can’t help feeling silly in a yeti-sized way! But when Matthew’s yeti comes out to play, he stays all day… What will Matthew’s parents and teachers say? Filled with delightful rhyme and vibrant, fun illustrations, There’s a Yeti in My Tummyis perfect for reading aloud and inspires children to channel their BIG emotions in positive and loving ways.
Rusu has penned more than one hundred children’s books for beloved franchises such as LEGO, Disney/Pixar, Peppa Pig, American Girl, and Star Wars, notably Silenzio, Bruno! and Anna, Elsa, and the Enchanting Holiday. There’s a Yeti in My Tummy is her debut original picture book, inspired by her own experience as the mother of two little boys who may or may not have yetis of their own. (They do.) The Mighty Moods series features rhyming stories and wacky creatures who help children, parents, and caretakers learn to embrace big feelings in constructive ways to become joyful, compassionate, and brave.
Engaging and influential, Rusu is available for interviews, Q&A’s, and byline articles around the launch of There’s a Yeti in My Tummy to discuss/write on topics including but not limited to:
- The “Yeti” – Using larger-than-life creatures to help children understand and express how they feel
- Embracing the Yeti – What it means to find joy in the chaos of parenting, especially in the preschool years
- It Takes a Village – How the bonds parents make with teachers and caretakers can make a difference in their child’s life (and their own!)
- The importance of Social Emotional Learning and her experience incorporating it at home
- How connecting with her son’s teachers changed everything and why it inspired her to write There’s a Yeti in My Tummy
MEREDITH RUSU lives in New Jersey with her husband and two young sons. She is the author of more than one hundred children’s books, notably There’s a Yeti in my Tummy (the first picture book in the Mighty Moods series), Anna, Elsa, and the Enchanting Holiday, Silenzio, Bruno!, and The DATA Set series under the name Ada Hopper. She has also written for many popular licenses including LEGO, Disney/Pixar, Peppa Pig, and Star Wars. When she isn’t writing, Meredith enjoys singing karaoke, spending time with family, and going on the occasional adventure or two.
For more information, visit www.meredithrusu.com.
There’s a Yeti in My Tummy will be released on August 29, 2023, and can be purchased on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold.