Devon resident Beth Kephart, a renowned author of books for older children and young adults, recently added a picture book for younger children to her repertoire, writes Katherine Nails for Main Line Today.
Kephart wrote Trini’s Big Leap with Alexander de Wit, founder and CEO of The Little Gym, an international gymnastics franchise. The pair was joined by Kephart’s husband, artist William Sulit, who illustrated the book.
Trini’s Big Leap teaches youngsters to stay tenacious and collaborative when dealing with a difficult task. It focuses on a girl who finds that everything comes naturally to her at the gym. But when she sees some of her friends building something, she decides to try and do it herself. But this turns out to not be as straightforward as she expected.
“It’s a story about what happens when she realizes that not everything is easy, and what happens when she realizes that it helps to collaborate with others, to not give up, to not just look to an adult to solve it,” said Kephart.
The author said that while this is her first children’s book, she is planning to write more in the future.
Read more about Beth Kephart in Main Line Today here.