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Little girls' book of rules goes viral

Store employee discovers the cute collection of 157 rules in parking lot.

By Britt Olson MSN Living Editor Jan 22, 2013 5:30PM

Self-published authors have penetrated the marketplace, but none have attracted the press’s attention in quite the way a set of Sacramento cousins have.

Wal-Mart employee Raymond Flores discovered the girls’ instructional manual of 157 rules in the Citrus Heights store’s parking lot while collecting shopping carts. The collection of suggestions, such as “eat the food you get served,” don’t bite the dentist” and “don’t color on people”, so charmed Flores that he set out on a search for the book’s authors.

Photo: Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/ZUMAPRESS.comAfter contacting several television stations, Flores’ discovery went viral. Media outlets the world over joined the search for the book’s creators.

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Last Wednesday, Isabella Thorsden, 8, and Isabelle Busath, 10, were identified as the authors. Flores met them that evening.

The girls had been working on the book for two weeks. It was intended as a guidebook for their newly minted Follow the Rules club, which they invited Flores to join.

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He’s already a fan of the Thorsden and Busath’s work. “"I read the whole thing to myself and couldn't stop smiling because it's so adorable," Flores told the Sacramento Bee.

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Photo: Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/ZUMAPRESS.com



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