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About DLJSDS

LAYLA THE LADYBUG CHARACTER DELIVERS THE “POSITIVE SOLUTIONS TO ALL KIDS” SERIES - WHAT WOULD LAYLA DO? Darlington Johnson was born on February 21, 1997 in Southfield, Michigan. Layla the Ladybug, Use Wisdom not Emotions is here third self-published children’s book. At the age of ten, she knew her career goals will involve children. She is very passionate about helping children, and seeing them happy. Darlington created the character Layla the Ladybug while in middle school; class assignment turned into two self-published children books. Darlington wrote these books based on personal experiences and from the challenges of other children. Her goal is to continue the sequel, using this character to help encourage children with positive solutions. Currently, Darlington is a full-time student in college, and she is studying child development. While in college, Darlington babysits sometimes on the weekends, and she is a part-time teacher assistant at a private daycare. After college, her career goal is to continue to be an author of children’s book and work full-time in a children hospital. Darlington plans to continue to encourage children through her career and also through children’s books. Stephanie Dennis-Simpson was born on November 4th, in Detroit, Michigan. She is the mother of Darlington Johnson. Stephanie Simpson is a substitute teacher at various daycare establishments. She also volunteers at a children’s hospital. Her passion is to help and assist children. She is excited about being able to help Darlington write and publish her third children’s book. Darlington and Stephanie hired a person to wear a Layla the Ladybug costume when they visited schools, participated in book signings and special events. Darlington would read the books to the children, who would get very excited hearing the story from the books and seeing a person wearing the Layla the Ladybug costume. Seeing children learn and having a great time listening to the inspirational children’s books is priceless. This is what motivates us to continue to write more children’s books. Darlington and Stephanie have a strong growing relationship with Christ. This is and will always be the foundation of all books created by Darlington and Stephanie.

OUR Prayer to Heaven

OUR Prayer to Heaven

We pray in Jesus name that Drew the Dancing Duck and Layla the Ladybug will become cartoon characters on a television cartoon network and can be seen at movie theaters all over the world. Father you said all we need is faith of a mustard seed – we have faith of a mountain.  Thank you for placing these children book stories in our hearts, providing us what we need and sending people in our lives that genuinely cares and support these books. Let your will – not our will be done.  We claim victory and more fun stuff for the kids.  I am so happy you gave us direction, hope and goals.  Glory is and always be to you – none to us  – never us.  Thank you Holy Abba – AMEN

 

Layla the Ladybug arrived at Libraries

Layla the Ladybug arrived at Libraries

On July 12, 2016 – I received a call from Quality Press Publishing Company.   Ms. Rose told me the good news, she said ” Some of the Liberians read the Layla the Ladybug books and loved the positive messages to the children.”  A couple librarians told her they already have one of these books in their library. I am so happy to hear 16000 librarians attended this event (American Library Association – July 2016 – Orlando, Florida).  Many librarians had a big interest in children’s books.

Now I need to work locally and get the community to notice these children’s books – to help inspire more children.

July 7, 2016 – Kid’s comments on the 3 books

July 7, 2016 – Kid’s comments on the 3 books

Today, 7/7/2016 I had to sub for a daycare in Frisco (under new management).  I had eight kids in my class and a few of them wanted to talk about Layla the Ladybug. Six out of eight kids read these 3 Layla the Ladybug books.

One of the kids explained to me what she learned from the book titled “bullying.”  She noticed Layla’s spots were different and unique.  She also said, ” we should appreciate our uniqueness as well.”

Another child replied, ” she likes the way the sun shows emotion in each page.” (book on Honesty)

Most of the children in this class has experienced being left behind by a friend while on a playground and they can identify with Layla in the book titled – “Layla Used Wisdom and Not Her Emotions.”  The kids enjoyed the conclusion of this story.

These books are created to grab children’s attention, relate to some of their feelings and deliver positive solutions.

First Endorsement – from Facebook

First Endorsement – from Facebook

The first endorsement – from facebook.

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Endorsement from teachers and students

Endorsement from teachers and students

Carmetta S. is a teacher from California. She bought a couple of our children’s books and shared it with her students and they enjoyed the story in the books.

Harvine B. is a teacher from Illinois.  She read one of our children’s book to a few students during their lunch hour and students refused to go back to class until they understood how Layla handled a dilemma.   The story in the book kept their attention and they enjoyed how Layla the Ladybug had a positive ending.

Here are a few student comments – we heard directly from students during special events in Frisco and McKinney TX.  One elementary students said, “She really really really enjoyed the story in the book. She did say 3 really’s 🙂

Another student said, “She experienced bullying and could not wait to hear how Layla handled the situation.

We noticed that there is a lot of elementary students that loves ladybug insects and that is one of the reason’s why they love the Layla the Ladybug character.  These books are designed to capture the young mind’s attention and they can’t wait to see how the story will end.   These books motivate children to make better choices.

 

April-2016 – From a private daycare in Frisco, TX

The Director Kem shared the ladybug books with a private daycare in Frisco, TX in April/2016. A few teachers read the books to their class, and the children really enjoyed the books.  A teacher named Rebba B. said,” The children enjoyed listening to the Layla the Ladybug books and their favorite was the book on Honesty.  Rebba B. also said, “She would like these children’s books to get more exposure so more parents and children can enjoy these positive messages.”