Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ralphie, Always Loved by Andrea Yerramilli (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!)

Today I'm spotlighting a beautiful children's book about the power of friendship with a beloved dog. You could win your own copy and a $15 Amazon gift card by entering the giveaway!

Book Details:

Book Title: Ralphie, Always Loved by Andrea Yerramilli
Illustrated by: Samantha Van Riet
Category: Children's Fiction, 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: About Something Good, LLC
Release date: October 28, 2017
Tour dates: April 9 to May 4, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

This is the story of the life, love, and adventures of a beloved family dog, and how he delighted and touched his family and everyone he met.

Ralphie was born with a heart on his belly.
He loves food, his family, his friends, his neighbors.
He loves pretty much everything and everyone.
And they love him back.
And that's how it is all through his life.
Read the book and fall in love with him too.

Rambunctious and hyperactive, Ralphie had already been returned to the animal shelter three times, but when Andrea and her husband adopted him and gave him a loving home where he was understood, accepted, and taught, he learned fast. As Ralphie's human family grew, so did his capacity for love and the ways he could express it. He remained a loving and beloved family member who touched the hearts of the whole neighborhood until he was ready to say goodbye at the grand-old age of sixteen. Ralphie, Always Loved will remind you of all that is good, and reaffirm your belief in love's power to uplift and transform.

Follow the tour by visiting Andrea Yerramilli's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author:

Andrea has always been an avid reader and that jumpstarted her imagination at a very early age. In fact she escaped to the Land of Make Believe more often than her mother liked.

She is a former marketing professional who is a mom to kids both with and without fur. Andrea says that it helps to have one foot planted firmly in reality while the other is foot loose and fancy-free in Imagination Land. She enjoys the best of both worlds.

In 2013, Andrea and her husband started About Something Good (ASG) as a vehicle to curate, inspire and share goodness in the world. In a world where negative images flood the media, and words like “hate” get tossed around so easily, Andrea felt she needed a space that encouraged and focused on the words like “love” and the beauty that is life.

Andrea is committed to finding the good in everything and believes: that a sense of belonging to someone's heart is what makes us feel complete, that kindness goes a long way, and that keeping your mind and heart open can help when things happen that you don't understand.

Andrea lives in New Jersey with her husband and children.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

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  1. Dogs are smart, loyal, playful, a pleasure to raise and take care of.

  2. Ralphie Always Loved is a very special treasure of a book. My dog Bogie is just like Ralphie and is a Lap Dog Rescue dog. This delightful book is perfect for my granddaughters who have a dog and love him to bit. Dogs are intuitive, at least Bogoie is, loving, loyal and courageous.

  3. There are some amazing books being written and published for children of all ages, so much more appealing than those I recall from my childhood days of borrowing library books.

    It is also good to see that in most cases, illustrators share equal billing and credit, alongside the author. They are so talented, with great foresight and imagination.

    Children's authors have also grasped the concept of their stores containing messages, which can then be instilled from an early age.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Reading for the rest of the week :)

    1. I agree that children's books today are more diverse and tackle all kinds of subjects. And I've come across some awesome illustrators too with unique ways of illustrating the stories using all kinds of different art methods.

  4. Dogs can sense when you are having a bad day and will try to cuddle with you to lift your spirits. That makes them special.

    1. I think this is one of the reasons they encourage seniors to have pet dogs.


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