Twinkle, Twinkle, Social Media Star (Hardcover)

An Internet Fairytale of Fame, Fortune and Followers

By Kate Kennedy, Torie Conn (Illustrator)

Ulysses Press, 9781612438306, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Follow Baby Bear in this modern fairy tale as she learns the life-changing magic of social media selfies, shares, post, tweets and more.

Once upon a timeline, there was a mama bear who wanted to teach her baby bear how to achieve social media #GOALS. But instead of a traditional bedtime story, this modern mama reaches for her phone and tells tales of fame, fortune and followers through the social media accounts of beloved nursery rhyme characters. Baby bear discovers the good, the bad and the "cringey," as mama bear double taps on:

- @LittleBoPeep's crowdfunding campaign for her lost sheep
- @HumptyDumpty's #EPICFAIL falling-off-wall vlogs
- @LittleMissMuffett's sponsored curds and whey protein
- And many more

Twinkle, Twinkle, Social Media Star is an irreverent, self aware and ultimately heartwarming poem for adults. From sponsored posts and crowdfunding to telling people how to vote and what to post, this book satirically explores how a parent might explain the hilarious world of internet fame to a child.


About the Author

Kate Kennedy is a Chicago-based entrepreneur who is best known for her brand Be There in Five. After her signature product, the 'remindoormat, ' took off unexpectedly, Kate had to leave her corporate marketing job to run her hobby-turned-business full-time. While she's now a business owner by trade, Kate's lifelong passion has always been storytelling and poetry, rhyming her way through birthday cards, speeches, college essays, wedding toasts throughout the years. After starting a business and facing the necessary perils of social media self-promotion, Kate was inspired to write this book, which pairs her love for rhyming with her hilarious commentary about today's influencer economy from an outsider's point of view. Kate and her products have been featured in Glamour, Self, Martha Stewart Living, RealSimple, TeenVogue, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Refinery29 and more. Her love for social media comes from experience, she can be found on Instagram (@bethereinfive). Torie Conn is an illustrator who was born and raised in the city of Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She also studied at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Torie's current work ranges from small format ink and watercolor on paper to large scale public art inspired by the simple joys and ironies of daily life.