#SmartCookiePR:Oscar Redden Is Helping Kids With his Book ‘Albert the Albatross: Attitude Equals Altitude’ (Be A Force Podcast)

The Be A Force podcast featuring children’s book author Oscar Redden IV talk about helping kids with his book Albert The Albatross teaching children the power of a positive attitude.

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#SmartCookiePR: Oscar Redden IV Featured Guest on Be A Force Podcast

For Immediate Release


April 27, 2020


Chelsea DeVries 




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Debut Children’s Author Appearing on Be A Force Podcast Hosted by Melissa Lopez


  Oscar will be sharing an inspiring and encouraging message with all listeners of the Be A Force Podcast. His episode will be recorded on May 2, 2020 and will be available soon after. Be A Force is hosted by CBS Radio host Melissa Lopez and is presented by BSquared Mgmt. A podcast where you can hear and share amazing stories about being a force in your industry!. Find out about artists, bands, musicians or creatives with new music or an incredible story of POWERFORCE! You can listen to all episodes of the podcast here: https://beaforce.podbean.com/

About Albert The Albatross:

Albert the Albatross is on a journey sharing wisdom and Knowledge while traveling around the world.On the way he will meet and greet lots of his friends and we will learn what they do, and why they do it ( and what Albert thinks about it all )A rhyming story for the young and old !


About the Author:

Oscar Redden IV is the author of “Albert the Albatross: Attitude Equal Altitude”- a book developed to function as a blueprint to teach and inspire the youth about the values of integrity and respect.  Oscar grew up in Sanford, Florida- a close-knit community where everyone knows each other, and family is monumental. Oscar has a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and has spent over 6.5 years in Logistics with Walmart Supply Chain. Oscar believes that a positive attitude is more important than all skill-set and is the X-factor to achieving your dreams. Recently, Oscar transitioned his career and is now a 5th Grade: Math and Science teacher. There he continues to share his influence about the power of a positive attitude and motivates the youth to be the best representation of themselves. He currently lives in Ocala, Florida with his fiancée . Please visit his website at Albert The Albatross.

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#SmartCookiePR: Did you miss the LIVE Poetry Reading Series?

The winners were all announced LIVE but if you missed it here is a replay that you can watch as often as you need a positive and uplifting message.

I also forgot to mention this but you can connect with Oscar


Twitter: Albert The Albatross

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#SmartCookiePR: Albert Took Flight in January and made some new friends along the way…

Our wise  friend Albert The Albatross reached new heights by making new friends and visiting similar locations but at new times. Sometimes the same town can become brand new if you visit it only an hour or so later or earlier than you did the time before.

Albert encourages young and old to keep a positive attitude in order to soar to heights they have yet reached, and to attract new friends to join them in this journey we call life.

This month, Albert visited a Fishing Tournament and a Block Party.

Both were in Sanford, FL.

The fishing tournament reeled in some brand new friends for Albert and Oscar.


The Block Party was incredibly lit. It was fun and friendly time to get down. 


To be the first to know updates on where Albert will be through the rest of 2020, please stay tuned to The Smart Cookie Philes and Like Him on Facebook.

#SmartCookiePR: Albert The Albatross Makes A Trek Across Florida

Released on April 23, 2019 Albert The Albatross is a bird with quite as much if not more wisdom than an owl. His words are short, they rhyme, and he speaks truth about life to both the young and old.

The author Oscar Redden IV returned to his hometown of Sanford, FL to do his first book signing at the Sanford Jingle Jam and saw a turnout of 5000 people. Following this, he and his pal Albert ventured over to Brooksville, FL to march in a Christmas parade which had a turnout of 3000 people. His final stop in Florida in 2019 was back in Sanford for the Food Truck Fiesta which saw around 2500 people.

Young and old were ecstatic to meet Albert and his pal Oscar especially being a hometown hero. Below you will see the author pictured before each event began ready to introduce the young and old to Albert The Albatross.

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And here are some lovely new friends that Albert and Oscar made at each event. On behalf of the author, we are overjoyed and extremely grateful for the support of the message behind Albert The Albatross.

Look for new chances to meet both Albert and Oscar in 2020.

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Aren’t in Florida or even the USA? Great news Albert can fly just about anywhere because he knows the heights you reach with a positive attitude. Get your copy available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Below you can see Albert even flew to a family in the UK. There is no distance too far for Albert because his attitude carries him very far.

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Here is a comment that was shared by a new friend after meeting the author at the Food Truck Fiesta on December 21, 2019.

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Albert The Albatross was recently recommended by Little Tykes and Tots Book Club.

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#SmartCookiePR: Albert The Albatross Returns To Sanford, FL For Food Truck Fiesta

For Immediate Release


December 12, 2019


Chelsea DeVries 




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Debut Children’s Author Appearing at Hometown Festival for First Book Signing

     Oscar will be signing copies of his debut children’s book for children, parents, and grandparents alike at the  Sanford Food Truck Fiesta on Saturday December 21, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come out and let Albert teach your children the heights they can reach with a good and positive attitude, the power of kindness, and the great gift of friendship. The festival is open to all members of the community at 307 E 2nd St, Sanford, FL 32771.

About Albert The Albatross:

Albert the Albatross is on a journey sharing wisdom and Knowledge while traveling around the world.On the way he will meet and greet lots of his friends and we will learn what they do, and why they do it ( and what Albert thinks about it all )A rhyming story for the young and old !


About the Author:

Oscar Redden IV is the author of “Albert the Albatross: Attitude Equal Altitude”, a book developed to serve as a blueprint to teach and inspire the youth about the values of integrity and respect.  Oscar grew up in Sanford, Florida; A place where your last Name meant something like a reputation. Oscar has a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and has spent over 6 years in Logistics with Walmart Supply Chain. Just as important as skill is, a positive Attitude is the X-factor to achieving your dreams. He Currently lives Oscar in Ocala, Florida with his fiance and exotic plants. Please visit his website at Albert The Albatross Amazon Page.


To schedule an interview with the author or to schedule him for a public appearance, please contact his publicist Chelsea DeVries at smartcookiepr26@gmail.com

For more on the event, please contact Kim Colgrove at kim@ladies327.org

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#SmartCookiePR: Albert The Albatross Takes Flight

December 6, 2019

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Chelsea DeVries



Children’s Book Author of Debut Book Brings ‘Albert The Albatross’ To Sanford For Hometown Signing

You can see Oscar Redden IV appear at two upcoming events. [click each event for the formal press release]

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For more on the Jingle Jam, see the event page on Facebook

Brooksville Christmas Parade

For more on the parade, see the event page on Facebook

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#SmartCookiePR: Interview with Author Oscar Redden, IV

Today, we are bringing you an exclusive author interview with debut children’s book author, Oscar Redden IV.

The Smart Cookie : What made you want to become a writer?

Oscar: Writing poetry was a way to express my thoughts and feelings in a constructive manner. At the time I was extremely shy. I was not the “social butterfly” in high school or college. I needed an outlet. Additionally, writing helped me understand and discover my voice. It was the only time I did not care about breaking a few grammar rules—delivering the unvarnished truth about life.

The Smart Cookie: How have your life experiences contributed to the creation of a character such as Albert The Albatross?

 Oscar:  I believe the exceptional home-training my parents instilled in my childhood was crucial in the creation of the character of Albert the Albatross. Lessons such as “treat others fairly, standing for a purpose, leading with integrity, sharing, being a team player and etc” all fueled the character. Many of the challenges that arose I had experienced or watched others endure. Throughout my life experiences, I was able to apply these teaching moments to become wiser, all while managing my emotions and projecting an effective attitude.

 The Smart Cookie: What made you want to transition from writer to author?

Oscar: I consider myself to be an entrepreneur; I like to “dip and dabble” in different areas. I was not privy to authorship prior to my initial picture book. I looked at the transition as a short-term goal for 2019. Again, I do not have formal training or background in writing.

I took a chance on a message that I think resonates in society and will ultimately define everyone: how did we treat others, and did we live a life of pride that we would be comfortable telling our parents about?

The Smart Cookie:  If you could chat with one person living or dead, who would it be and why?

Oscar: I would love to chat with my beloved grandfather, Oscar Redden JR, who recently passed away suddenly. He was my role model and gave me my very first job. Working alongside him, I witnessed his ambition, service to his community and love for family which left an everlasting impression on my life. I dedicated my book to him in memory of his life.

 The Smart Cookie: In the book, Albert travels around and meets many people. Name a place you traveled to that changed you for the better. Talk about the experience.

 Oscar: Approximately 4 years ago, I traveled to Costa Rica on a mission trip. The country was beautiful and solely driven by agricultural. Costa Rica contains over 100 volcanoes, positioned throughout the land. Uniquely, when the volcanoes erupt, the molten lava rolls down from the highest peak and saturates the land with minerals- spurring vegetation growth. Because the minerals in the lava are so rich, there is no need for farmers to do crop rotation, making farming easier and prosperous. When crops are harvested, they are sold as exports into America helping Costa Rica’s economy.

During my mission trip to Costa Rica I had the honor of serving at a non-for-profit recreation center for the youth. There I assisted with the sanding and painting of walls and helped with the mentoring of kids. This center was located right outside the capital, San Jose, in a small village called La Carpio (or the Village of Hope). I learned this village’s population is mostly children. Most of the kids attend school for half the day while the reminder work jobs to help support their families.  Because children start working at an early age, education becomes less of a priority. I learned that the kids in this village do not have the opportunities to attend college. This was an “eye opener” for me as often we take access to education for granted in the United States.

Also, I visited another town called La Fortuna located right outside the capital. There I volunteered at an adoption shelter doing yard work- digging, planting and removing weeds from the garden. Also, I played board games with kids and colored with them. The kids seemed to really enjoy our company. However, it was heartbreaking to see them start to cry once we started to leave; their smiles faded. There were children asking us to adopt them. They sensed that no one was coming to pick them up. Unfortunately, our departure meant that they would have to deal with this harsh reality.


 The Smart Cookie: What is the most important thing you have learned about attitude?

 Oscar: A positive attitude can be contagious. Once you spread it, everyone gets a piece. That’s why I believe positivity is the catalyst to achieving altitude in attitude!


 The Smart Cookie: Did you always want to write for children? Why or why not?


Oscar: To be honest, my intention was never to write for children. However, I saw an opportunity and took on the assignment. There are millions of kids across the world growing up without hope and aspirations. I wanted to create a picture book that had some substance and taught valuable life lessons to impressionable, young readers.

The Smart Cookie: When not writing, what do you like to do in your free time?

Oscar: I like to exercise. Also, I enjoy listening to old school R&B and hip-hop. I enjoy attending sporting events such as basketball games. Most of all, I enjoy spending quality time at home with my fiancé tending to our flower garden.

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