Step Away From the Phone (Paperback)

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Step Away from the Phone. The idea for this important, timely, yet bound to become a classic book came when Patricia saw the children in a doctor’s waiting room using their parents’ phone to talk or text. Using colorful visuals and beautiful wordplay, Step Away from the Phone becomes a magical journey for children and adults alike - as they chase rainbows, swim with turtles, and create together. You can have fun reading Step Away from the Phone with your children as the author celebrates the power of unlimited imagination with the charming and whimsical illustrations, which invites children to seek out friendship with other children. Not only will you enjoy reading to your children, but they can also later read to you, and share these value-based thoughts and inspiring fun! There is an added bonus of vocabulary words on each page! Step Away from the Phone and let’s learn and have fun!

About the Author

While Patricia Rust, PhD. has been both a feature film and television writer for Disney and a weekly contributor to the Kids Reading Room of the Los Angeles Times for 15 years, and an acclaimed author... Many recognize Patricia Rust for her work in front of the camera as a model, reporter, and talk show host, but it is truly her behind-the-scenes writing distinguishes her most. As president of her own production company, Patricia created productions for network and syndication and public television, where she also wrote for ABC Evening News (after serving as a correspondent), and successfully moved to the fantasy side of the media and entertainment by selling her first screenplay to Warner Bros. She was the FIRST female film critic for PBS, the FIRST female story editor on a television situation comedy, and one of the FIRST women to teach television production! Patricia went on to write for situation comedies and specials, dramas, and was signed to a development deal for ABC Family. Patricia created an animation bible for ABC based on her own family life experiences in Hawaii. She continued to write for Disney, Fox, NBC, CBS, and other studio features and scored victories at film festival competition. She went on to write for Emmy winning shows. Today, she has one family film in pre-production and another that is being developed from a best-selling children’s book she wrote called “The King of Skittledeedoo.” She actively writes for the Los Angeles Times Kids Reading Room and has a not-for-profit children’s literacy foundation called Power for Kids. Rust is currently adapting an upcoming young adult novel she wrote for the screen as well as two more. Jackie the Angel and The King of Skittledeedoo are both being developed into television and multi-media projects as well. You can read more at -- or visit her on You Tube at: patriciajrust with her popular posts and on Instagram at patriciajrust. She has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post for over five years -- see Please write her at and see:
Product Details
ISBN: 9780615646800
Publisher: Power for Kids
Publication Date: December 4th, 2018
Pages: 33