‘The Sparkly Bun’ author from Fairfield has a back-to-school message: ‘Be yourself and be kind’

As students in Fairfield head back to class, Keith Stoeckeler had this message for his little ones: Be yourself and be kind.

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2023, 4:12 PM

Updated 262 days ago

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As students in Fairfield head back to class, Keith Stoeckeler had this message for his little ones: Be yourself and be kind.
It’s the message in his new children’s book, “The Sparkly Bun” – a story about individuality, self-esteem and self-expression. Also, instead of clothes, everyone is wearing burgers.
"I thought...what if they're all burgers and we can mess with the buns – their clothing. They're all different, and I started getting really into it."
Stoeckeler says the book came as a surprise to his family, especially his daughter, the main character.
"For her to see her dad's name on the cover, her personified in a children's book – really fun process I was able to capture,” he said. “The message has resonated with her that she understands – ‘I don't need everything I see, things cost money.'"


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