Young Prince Searches for Lost “Self” in New Children’s Book

Posted on July 22, 2013 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

Sneaking Treats, the new Halloween-themed children’s book by author Eddison McRoberts, follows a young prince yearning to find his lost self.   Following a clumsy accident during the royal family’s annual pumpkin carving, the Prince angrily decides to blame himself, inadvertently shooing away his own shadow. The escapades begin as the King and Queen, along with their adopted Princess and Prince, hunt throughout the castle for the lost “Self” at the eeriest time of year, Halloween.

Featuring the remarkable illustrations of Jessica Gadra, this clever tale carries shadowy undertones without ever being scary. Unexpected lessons pop up from unexpected places ... but not the ones the reader might expect! Sneaking Treats is good for pre-readers, but with complex underlying themes that will challenge children through the second grade level. While the suggested age range is 5-7, grownups will have fun reading as well, while exploring the intricate illustrations and moralizing themes for their children. In addition, Sneaking Treats holds a special appeal for adoptive and inter-ethnic families and has a free teacher’s class discussion guide available for download.

Eddison McRoberts resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two beautiful Ethiopian-adopted children. Jessica Gadra resides in Buffalo, New York, with her husband, Alex, dog Eisley, and ten thousand uninvited ladybugs.

Sneaking Treats is available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-136-6) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-141-0) from,, and This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s website,

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