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27 August 2013

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Our Instadog is proving to be quite popular with over 1000 followers on the 'chachaandfriends' account! Meanwhile, the Facebook page will ...

Cha Cha Guide Dogs Australia Book Launch!

06 June 2013

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Hi everyone! On Friday, June 14th at 12.30pm, an exciting event is taking place at Marist College Ashgrove in the ...

Xlibris presents Lisa Stephens

02 May 2013

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Hi! My name is Lisa Stephens and I am the author of the Cha Cha series of books based on ...

Press Release

29 April 2013

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New children’s book series highlights friendship and the importance of family BRISBANE, Australia – The Stephens children take their golden Labrador ...

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Press Release

29 April 13

New children’s book series highlights friendship and the importance of family

BRISBANE, Australia – The Stephens children take their golden Labrador puppy Cha Cha on a picnic to the park, but what happens when Cha Cha goes missing?
Cha Cha and the Picnic Basket is the first in an eight-part series of children’s books by retired teacher and full-time mother Lisa Stephens. Through the tales of Cha Cha and his young owners, children are able to learn the values of friendship, family and pet ownership.

Told from the perspective of James, Stephens’ at the time four-year-old son, Cha Cha’s stories are simple
to read and include a rhyming scheme for easy retention.
“This is not simply a book about a dog,” says Stephens. “It’s a story about the relationship that forms between a new puppy and two little boys, and the significance of this. Wonderful
friendships come in many different forms.”

Parents will find Stephens’ new series not only entertaining and educational, but also full of
value-based messages for children. Children can also follow this lovable Lab on social media and Cha Cha’s own website.

For more information, visit www.chachaandfriends.com.au.

About the author

Lisa Stephens is a children’s author, retired teacher, animal lover and community contributor. Most importantly, she is a full-time wife and mother to sons Harry and James (plus two dogs and a cat!). She spent many years teaching 5- to 12-year-olds both in physical education and the classroom, retiring permanently when her two sons entered upper primary school. Her book series following her beloved family pet—a golden Labrador Retriever named Cha Cha—is enhanced by her many experiences both teaching and raising young children. Stephens also supports Guide Dogs Australia, donating 50 percent of her book proceeds to the charitable organization.