Sybrina Durant encourages parents and children to make a game of learning a seemingly complicated manual skill…how to tie a necktie.

LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/19/2013) – Her storybook, “Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox”, teaches the art of tying a knot in a necktie in a fun and simple manner that builds confidence and self esteem in even the very youngest.

A simple web search will discover books, articles and even videos for learning to tie a tie.  But there was nothing geared specifically towards children until this book with its disneyesque artwork and companion step by step illustrations by Donna Marie Naval became available.  It even has a short little song to make sure all the steps for tying a school boy knot are never forgotten.  “That’s the way you tie a tie with rabbit and the fox” is sure to become a fondly remembered nursery rhyme for your children and theirs for generations to come.  It may be heard for free at Sybrina.com in English, Spanish and Tagalog.

The book is also available in those three languages at all online book stores in ebook format and as a soft cover printed book.  So, why buy it?  Kids don’t even necessarily need to learn to tie shoes these days, with Velcro fasteners and slip on shoes so readily available.  And if they wanted to wear a tie, they could always hang a clip-on to their shirt collar.

So, why bother with the book?  There’s something about working with the hands, performing acts of manual dexterity that provide feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction that nothing else can.  Get the book and read it with your favorite child.  Make sure you each have a necktie to practice with.  Enjoy the camaraderie of tying neckties together while engaged in rooting for the little rabbit to escape the snapping jaws of the very hungry fox.  It will be a fun and satisfying experience.

Sybrina Durant is the author of “Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox – Story with Instructional Song”.  The book and accompanying song are available in English, Spanish and Tagalog.  A companion book for girls is set to be published in early 2014.  “Learn To Knot A Neck Scarf With The Rabbit And The Fox” will feature a clever little girl remembering the motions of the fox chasing the rabbit through the forest.  For reviews, articles and lots of pictures of adorable children wearing neckties, visit Sybrina’s Pinterest Board.