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Cat Learns Lesson of Love in New Children’s Book by Mrs. D

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The City Kittens and the Old House Cat” by Mrs. D.

New arrivals to the family bring an unexpected change of heart to a cat set in her ways in this new illustrated book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Christmastime means time spent with family, both the two-legged and four-legged variety. Nyda, adopted when she was just a little lost calico kitten, has led a calm, uneventful life with her human family for years. In this charming new children’s book, everything changes when the family’s older daughter brings two playful kittens home to visit the day before Christmas. Although Nyda finds them annoying, Mickey and Jack aren’t the spoiled kittens she imagines.

“The City Kittens and the Old House Cat” tells the story of Nyda and her dislike of the visitors, who arrive with pretty collars with bells that make noise everywhere they go. She defends her food dish and gives them dirty looks as they play under the Christmas tree. It’s not until Nyda hears about their rescue from a harsh life on the streets with a sick mama cat that she realizes she has more in common with the kittens than she thought.

This simple but touching fable about being welcoming to others and sharing works equally well for reading aloud as a family or for curling up with in a cozy corner. Mrs. D. knows how to convey the magical spirit of Christmas and its message of love and friendship. The illustrations, created by MikeMotz.com, are dramatic and vivid.

Author Olga D’Agostino, known as Mrs. D., grew up on a farm by the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine, surrounded by nature. Her childhood featured an imaginary world she filled with characters from books she read. She and her two small daughters immigrated to the United States in 1992. D’Agostino, who speaks many languages, has also written other illustrated children’s books: “Carlo the Mouse on Vacation,” “The Trees Have Hearts,” Good Morning, World,” and “Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse.” “The Trees Have Hearts” was awarded a 2013 Mom’s Choice Award.  She is already working on several other books for children, including more adventures starring Carlo the Mouse, and “Runaway Clothes,” “The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet,” “Everyone Needs Someone: The Royal Palm,” “Who Is Most Important in the Fridge” and “That Is How Things Are.”

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For additional information, please visit www.mrsdbooks.net.

The City Kittens and the Old House Cat

Mrs. D

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1619-1 (paperback)        34 pages         $19.99 US

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1682-5 (hardcover)        34 pages         $29.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Experience Delightful Day at the Beach in New Children’s Book Released by ZD Gallup

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Nap Time at the Beach” by ZD Gallup.

A child enjoys the simple pleasures of the beach in this new illustrated book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Beaches are wonderful places to explore and provide endless hours of entertainment – and a special place to take a nap. In this charming new children’s book, author ZD Gallup uses pen and ink to describe the magical world of sand and surf. With nothing more than a pail, shovel and dump truck, a small child and their caregiver explore the beach.

 “Nap Time at the Beach” offers an up-close and personal look at the beach, where children can dig and cover up with cool moist sand as the waves say, woosh, wamp, woosh. Wading, climbing up sand dunes and watching birds scamper up and down the beach makes kids sleepy, and a beach tent provides an inviting sanctuary for a nap. Evoking a simpler time, Gallup’s gentle prose and striking illustrations add up to a beautifully told tale of a day at the beach.

Author and illustrator ZD Gallup has a bachelor’s degree in drawing and printmaking and works in mixed media and fiber in her design studio. Gallup, who is a grandmother, has spent lots of time on beaches, in spite of living in Girdwood, Alaska.

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For additional information, please visit www.naptimereader.com.

Nap Time at the Beach

ZD Gallup

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2129-4                        34 pages                        $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Children’s Book Takes Bite Out of Fear of Dental Visits

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Emily’s First Visit to the Dentist” by Judi Snyder.

A tooth fairy helps reassure a young girl that going to the dentist is nothing to fear in this new illustrated book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Children who haven’t gone to the dentist may be fearful because they don’t know what to expect. This new children’s book changes that – providing a charming story that lets children know what will happen each step of the way. Author Judi Snyder puts her years of dental hygienist experience into high gear, creating Tara the Terrific Tooth Fairy, who shows a young girl exactly what happens during a dental checkup.

 “Emily’s First Visit to the Dentist” stars Emily, who is seeing the dentist for the first time. Her friend Max tells Emily she’ll get a cool new toothbrush, and her friend Katie talks about the tasty toothpaste. Tara comes to Emily in a dream and lets her know step-by-step what will happen when she sees the dentist, from X-rays to fluoride treatments. Hearing from Tara further reassures Emily, who ends up enjoying her first checkup. Realistic illustrations by Carissa Marinelli enliven this story that will put young dental patients at ease.

This is the first book for author Judi Snyder, who’s been a registered dental hygienist for 26 years, including pediatric practice. The mother and community volunteer decided to write the book after seeing first-hand how many young children were afraid when they were at the dentist’s office.

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For additional information, please visit www.judisnyderauthor.com.

Emily’s First Visit to the Dentist

Judi Snyder

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-21812                        24 pages                        $9.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.