Author Belinda Barbieri highlights lessons on sharing, overcoming fear and showing respect
Growing up, positive family dynamics were very important to Belinda Barbieri. She grew up in a large and connected family. One that would tell stories around the dinner table and help other neighborhood kids in need. She now shares a new children’s book that introduces kids to a unique family, a colorful story and important life lessons with “Meet the Pops.”
“Meet the Pops” is a children’s book sharing the lives of a family of candy farmers, the Pops. Cherry and Lolly Pop live on their candy farm with their daughter Coco Pop and their adopted son Soda Pop. Barbieri takes readers through Soda and Coco’s first day at school as they learn to share and make new friends.
This imaginative story captures several teaching moments, including lessons on how to share, coping with fears and making new friends. Additionally, Barbieri utilizes a unique method for aiding children in vocabulary. A special emphasis is placed on family dynamics, as the Pops’ son is adopted, making this a great story for adopted children or children of families who are adopting.
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“My sister once asked me to read at my nephew’s school and I absolutely loved the experience. It gave me the confidence to write Meet the Pops,” Barbieri said. “I wanted to share a vibrant story that will capture children’s imaginations while also highlighting a positive and caring family. The kind of family I grew up in and look to share with my readers.”
“Meet the Pops” is the first in an ongoing children’s series by Barbieri. The Pops’ adventures continue in “Flag Day.”
Belinda Barbieri temporarily stepped away from the corporate world to give life to a lovable, unique farming family. Meet the Pops is the first book in the Pop’s series. Barbieri’s fondness of sweets stems from her childhood. She grew up in a large, loving family, where special occasions led to storytelling and sweet treats. This contributed to her desire to be a children’s author. Today, she is living that dream.