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New Children's Book About Adoption, 'Lucy Ladybug Becomes A Big Sister' By Viki Doyle Heagy, To Be Released During National Adoption Month

Heagy writes faith based, inspiring children's books that focus on issues such as bullying, teamwork, shyness, friendship and character building


Children's book author Viki Doyle Heagy has announced the upcoming release of a new book for kids about adoption entitled 'Lucy Ladybug Becomes a Big Sister'. The release will occur in November 2018 during National Adoption Month.

In the storyline of the new book, Lucy Ladybug is excited. Her parents are adopting. Her new brothers and sisters come from Hawaii. Mr. and Mrs. Ladybug host a luau to welcome them to the forest. The new ladybug kids have shells that are a pretty purple. Their adoptive family have red shells. This blended family knows that all that matters is love.

"Parents and children will enjoy reading about how adopted kids are chosen to complete a family," Heagy stated. "Love and acceptance are key issues in this story. All colors are beautiful."

Viki believes reading to children is the best gift you can give them. It opens up a new world of adventure and knowledge. Stories should be fun and teach a lesson. A favorite quote of Viki’s is attributed to Albert Einstein. He said “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Heagy was inspired to write children's book as her grandchildren love story time and look forward to the quality time spent with their “Kiki”. When they started pre-school, Viki realized that her granddaughters had concerns about a number of issues. In response she has produced three kids books to date:

Izzie The Inchworm's First Day of School
This book, for preschoolers up to age 8, features Izzie and her friends Barney Beetle, Flora Firefly, Lucy Ladybug and Sam and Stan the Spider twins.

Izzie and her friends provide important lessons on shyness, friendship and character building. This book also provides an opening for a discussion on bullying.

Barney's Clubhouse Adventure
Barney’s Clubhouse Adventure is an entertaining story about teamwork. It picks up the story line from the first book, Izzie the Inchworm’s First Day of School. Barney, Izzie and their friends decide to meet and work on the project. They all have different ideas on how to build the clubhouse. They begin working individually. Disagreements occur. After some discussion, they finally decide on a design.

Barney and his friends learn how to communicate and work together. They realize that by working together as a team, they can accomplish a lot. Everyone uses their talent to help build a fun place to play and hangout. They learn that Together Everyone Achieves More.

Paddy the Wee Leprechaun
An enchanting and entertaining story following the disappearance of Paddy the Wee Leprechaun. Paddy is adventurous which tends to get him into trouble. One day he is late for dinner. His mother becomes extremely worried and calls upon the leprechauns and fairies in the glen to help search for him. Will Paddy be found?

This exciting tale will have readers guessing where Paddy is while presenting a lesson, teaching children not to stray too far away from home.

Schools, clubs and organizations can contact Viki for special pricing on large quantities.

Viki Doyle Heagy is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at All of her books are available at online retailers. More information is available at her website.

About Viki Doyle Heagy

Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Viki Doyle Heagy has built her life with a strong foundation of prioritizing faith and family. She hopes the characters in her books inspire and motivate children, as well as provide a spring board for parents and teachers to discuss issues facing children today.

Currently she is employed at the Community College of Beaver County where she holds a fulltime position in admissions/registration. She is also an alumnus having received associate degrees in Humanities and Business Administration.

Contact Info
Viki Doyle Heagy
PO Box 1613
Shallotte, NC 28459

Phone: 910-842-9248