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Donna Saccone Pinamonti is collaborating with her former 1st grade student, Rebecca McSherry, to create a children's book series based on the real-life adventures of her adorable dog, Claude.  The first two books, King Claude the Talking Dog and King Claude in Central Park, are available now and are appropriate for children pre-school to grade 2. Their third book, King Claude in New York City will be available soon. Please follow us on Instagram or Facebook @kingclaudebooks to keep informed about the next book in the series.  Thank you for your support!


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King Claude the Talking Dog

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King Claude in Central Park

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Page Publishing Press Release


Author Donna Saccone Pinamonti’s new book “King Claude the Talking Dog” is a charming children’s story celebrating the many joys of life with an adorable puppy.


Short Description


Recent release “King Claude the Talking Dog” from Page Publishing author Donna Saccone Pinamonti is a lighthearted tale introducing Michelle and Bryan; young siblings whose greatest wish was for a pet. When at last a new puppy joins their family, he continually amazes them with his loving nature, his playfulness, and a very special talent.


Long Description


Donna Saccone Pinamonti, a retired first-grade teacher, has published her new book “King Claude the Talking Dog”: an entertaining picture-book series inspired by the adventures of her two children and their adorable Shih-Tzu, Claude. It is beautifully illustrated by her former student, Rebecca McSherry. Donna writes, “Introducing King Claude, an adorable, friendly shih tzu puppy. Join King Claude as he meets his new family and learns many tricks, including how to “talk’ and tell his family ‘I love you!’ Children will love King Claude too as he grows and is encouraged to keep on trying. Look for more stories about King Claude’s real-life adventures!’ Published by Page Publishing, Donna Saccone Pinamonti’s engrossing book is a delightful addition to any children’s library. Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “King Claude the Talking Dog” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.


For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.


Article in the The Journal NJ

Article in the Asbury Park Press



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