Children's Book Encourages To Accept One's Self

Matilda Nicole Rothon writes an engaging children's book that is intended to encourage readers and to make them realize to accept one another for being themselves because everyone is different. In "The Tree That Never Grew" (published by Xlibris AU), Rothon illustrates the brilliant story by focusing on a little tree that did not seem to be growing like the ones around him. The little tree's concern is being different from the others.

The book came about in 2015, as Rothon was looking out a window and saw trees, one of which was much smaller than the others. As she was observing these trees the ideas started forming in her mind, and over many, many weeks, she painted her pictures and wrote the story. In the book, readers will meet Poppy, the main character, and Chop and Chow, who are Poppy's concerned friends.

"It is a simple story about being different but recognizing your own self worth," Rothon describes her published book. "The book is very relevant because many people have doubts and a low esteem of themselves."

An excerpt from the book:
Poppy was very happy now he knew why he didn't grow like the other trees.

"The Tree That Never Grew"
By Matilda Nicole Rothon
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781524562052
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781524562038
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781524562045
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Matilda Nicole Rothon was born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia in 2002. She was born four weeks early, and is the second child of Mark and Nicole Rothon. In 2005, Rothon, aged 3, and her family, moved to Billericay, Essex, U.K. It was during her time there, when she was 7, that she was diagnosed with ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. In 2010, Rothon moved back with her family to Geelong, Australia. Here, her creativity blossomed and her interest in drawing and expressing herself through writing became her focus. Rothon begun putting books together from the time she could write, as ideas came into her mind. Her books also are a reflection of her life, expressing her feelings of being different, and of acceptance.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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