Stevie J. Styles has always lived by the words “Handle Business, Have Fun.” But it’s been just as important for him to find the fun while handling the business — not letting life’s obstacles get in the way. With a smile on his face, he dared to be different and became a record-setting football player with a knack for giving back.
About the Authors:
Charles Roberts, who goes by Charlie, is a former sportswriter who now works in public relations by day and writes books after the sunsets. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Buffalo State College and spends his free time running, creating content, and enjoying every moment of raising his daughter, Zoey. Charlie and his wife, April, have Zoey and a rambunctious dog named Layla.
Stevie Johnson, who lives by the mantra “Handle Biz, Have Fun,” is a former professional football player for the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and San Diego Chargers. He was the first player in Bills history to post back-to-back seasons of 1,000 receiving yards or more – and even added a third straight year for good measure. Today, Stevie and his family reside in San Diego. He founded and continues to manage the HBHF Club and Exposure Academy, which are geared toward educating up-and-coming football players and providing a platform to display talent.
Zachary McCabe, who goes by Zack, is an architecture professional who spends his free time painting, creating art, and – of course – illustrating. Zack, a diehard Buffalo sports fan and frequent golfer, earned both bachelor’s of science and master’s degrees in architecture at the University at Buffalo. He and his wife, Kelly, live in Buffalo with their dog, Cali.
Reading Level: PreK - 2nd grade
Age Range: 5 - 8-years-old
Paperback: 35 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Publisher: ImagineWe Publishers
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About this coloring book: Visions was created by Buffalo-area illustrator Zack McCabe and former NFL wide receiver Stevie Johnson to spark creative thinking and help children get a picture of life in a variety of professions. Children can color their way into the shoes of the book's aliens and begin to think, "maybe I can do that, too." No dream is too big to conquer, and nothing is out of this world -- even for an alien -- when you're willing to work hard and have fun along the way.