An Outstanding 'Angel' BOOK LAUNCH!
We are so pleased to announce our 'Angel in a Dog Suit' book launch on Valentine's Day was a huge success and the fact that we have already sold over 5,000 hardcover books! How cool is that! Read on ...
Local authors launch
Angel in a Dog Suit
By Dale Clifford, Peterborough Examiner
Sunday, February 15, 2015 4:17:28 EST PM
Peterborough Humane Society executive director Judy O’Brien shares a moment with Bewdley author Mary Giuffre (left) and Mary’s husband and illustrator Paul L. Clark during the society’s Valentine’s Day Furball Gala at The Venue on Saturday night.
Dale Clifford, Peterborough Examiner/QMI Agency
It was that kind of gala that made everyone feel warm inside.
Dedicated to our furry friends, the Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) held a special Valentine’s Day Furball Gala at The Venue on Saturday night.
Proceeds went to the Milo Fund, for animals in need of emergency surgery or certain medical help.
Judy O’Brien, executive director of the PHS, said it meant a great deal holding such an affair on a special day for lovers.
“We thought it was a chance to show love to our partners and to animals in need,’’ she said. “That is what we were all here for. ’’
O’Brien said it was a big night because there were also some special people taking part in the occasion.
While the Small Town Pistols, formerly the Wilkinsons, were the big musical attraction, there were no bigger special guests than the husband and wife tandem of Paul L. Clark and Mary Giuffre out of Bewdley, who launched their new book Angel in a Dog Suit, part of the Scribble and Grin collection.
Written by Giuffre with hand drawn scribbles by Clark, it was the heartwarming story of one tiny dog who went from a puppy mill to the humane society and eventually to a loving home. It was written in rhyme.
“It is a book for the family,’’ said Clark. “There are a lot of messages here.’’
They spoke of creating awareness about animal cruelty and reinforcing the importance of kind and loving treatment of animals. It was added that it could remind children and their families that even the most challenging times can become triumphs and that in adversity there was always an opportunity to grow and thrive.
They stated that Ruby’s story proved that when we don’t give up on love, life gets better.
Clark and Giuffre have been involved in the television industry for more than 30 years and stated they stepped out of mainstream media to work from the heart. Married for over 25 years, they said they were delighted to be invited to the gala. O’Brien admitted she was equally glad to have them there and she, along with the Ontario SPCA, thoroughly endorsed their book.
Other special events on the night included a live and silent auction, led by auctioneer Rob Rusland, Mystery Diamond Raffle, courtesy of Tompkins Jewellers in Lakefield, and a gourmet dinner by The Venue.
Through the course of the evening, touching pictures of animals were displayed on a large screen on the main stage and there were also special personal appearances of many of the four-legged creatures themselves.
“Our love of animals is what we are all about,’’ said O’Brien.
The Small Town Pistols comprise Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson and they launched their career as a band made up of themselves and their father Steve Wilkinson out of Trenton.
And on Monday & Tuesday, February 9-10, 2015 ...
We attended Reading for the Love of It which is the largest Canadian language arts conference in the country - sold book sets every 12 minutes (breaking our record sales from the year before) and were told that we would be put on the OISE 'List'. We are very excited!
Thousands of educators from across the country wandered through the exhibit booths, looking forward to meeting publishers, book sellers, authors, illustrators and storytellers, while buying some books and having them autographed. All in one place for two days!
MODERN RHYMES FOR THE 21st CENTURY
WELCOME to the colourful world of Scribble & Grin™, books unlike any others filled with hilarious, heartfelt rhymes and illustrations for 21st century children.
Scribble & Grin™ harnesses the power of poetry and illustrations to help empower children to talk about their feelings and make sense of their experiences, to boost self-esteem and self-love, and to promote kindness.
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When kids are inspired and entertained, they relate, repeat, and recall, providing a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and respect.
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