BEING A DOG book launch

Join author Maria Gianferrari on charter books, 8 Broadway, Newport, as she launchesthis is her brand new picture book Being a dog: a tail of mindfulness, Saturday, April 9 at 12 p.m. This event is organized in partnership with the Potters League for Animals and sales of the book will directly benefit the Potter League and its mission to promote, protect, and advance the welfare of Rhode Island’s companion animals.

This event is free and open to all – and Animals are welcome!

Be just like a dog with this irresistible picture book by beloved author Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by #1 New York Times best-selling artist Pete Oswald who introduces readers to mindfulness.

Join a young child and his dog as they make the most of every minute of the day, from the second they wake up to the moment they fall asleep. Readers will love barking, wiggling and snorting with the book’s gentle cues.

The interactive backmatter includes prompts for a mindfulness walk that engages all five senses as well as a guided breathing exercise.

Maria Gianferrari and her rescue dog, Maple, play chase and chase in Massachusetts, rain or shine. She is the author of Being a dog: a tail of mindfulness and those other pawsome dog “tails”: the Penny & Jelly books, hello goodbye dog, Operation Rescue Dog, and To dogs with love. Can you say that Maria loves dogs? In writing be a dog helped Maria find joy after losing her rescue dog, Becca. You can find out more about Maria on her website,

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