NEW YORK—July 9, 2019—Morgan James’s new release, The Cosmic Carrot: A Journey to Wellness, Clear Vision, & Good Nutrition by Robert Grand, illustrated by Ros Webb, is a colorful and whimsical tale of two boys proactively taking ownership of their health and well being through orthokeratology, home gardening, and an organic diet. Robert Grand portrays wellness as the ability to succeed in life without the hinderances of poor health, and offers healthy, noninvasive suggestions to help children accomplish their goals.

Due to his experience as optometric physician, Robert Grand leans on his medical background throughout the story. He reviews the process of orthokeratology, a nonsurgical approach to improving corneal growth, in a way that is easy for children to understand, and emphasizes the importance of eating a diet high in organic, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, to help with children’s allergies and general health. Grand encourages parents of children with strong allergic reactions to examine that child’s diet prior to prescribing allergy medication, to potentially find the cause of the problem. He also suggests that parents try a local, organic diet without medication for a season, to allow a child’s immune system to adjust to local flora, and potentially remove the need for extraneous medication.

The Cosmic Carrot is a beautifully illustrated story that engages young children with charming rhymes while teaching powerful life lessons. Robert Grand provides parents with the opportunity to discuss nutrition and vision health with their children in a calm and safe way. Grand also encourages personal responsibility in young children through the examples of Max and Mitch, children who can be trusted to avoid unhealthy snacks and regularly follow medical advice in order to maintain their health.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Robert Grand, please call Nickcole Watkins at 516.900.5674.

About the Author: As an eye doctor and orthokeratologist, Robert Grand combines two of his passions—resolving nearsightedness and nutrition issues in kids—in his debut children’s picture book, The Cosmic Carrot. When he’s not writing, Robert enjoys travel and international cinema and is a freshwater tropical fish aquarium hobbyist. Robert and his wife, Belle, live in Miami, Florida.

About the Illustrator: Ros Webb is a fashion designer, a fashion illustrator, and an illustrator of children’s books. Born in Manchester, England, Ros studied fashion and design and became a fashion designer before pursuing a career illustrating children’s books. Ros lives with her husband and three children in West Cork, Ireland.

More About This Title: The Cosmic Carrot: A Journey to Wellness, Clear Vision, & Good Nutrition by Robert Grand, will be released by Morgan James Publishing on July 9, 2019. The Cosmic Carrot—ISBN 9781642792669—has 40 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $10.95.

About Morgan James Publishing: Morgan James publishes trade quality titles designed to educate, encourage, inspire, or entertain readers with current, consistent, relevant topics that are available everywhere books are sold. (


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