Thursday, December 12, 2013

Welcome Mister Spunky and Kelly Preston

There are times you can’t resist picking up a book just because the cover is so adorable. That’s the case with author Kelly Preston’s children’s book, MISTER SPUNKY AND HIS FRIENDS.

Welcoming your new four-legged family member home can be a heartwarming experience and this is exactly how Kelly felt each time she opened her home to another special need dog. Writing about them in her book, REAL DOGS DON’T WHISPER, is the inspiration behind her latest children’s book, MISTER SPUNKY AND HIS FRIENDS

Here’s a brief synopsis . . . . . . 

      MISTER SPUNKY AND HIS FRIENDS is the creation of award-winning author, Kelly Preston. She has taken the story line from her book, REAL DOGS DON’T WHISPER, placing it in a picture book format for children to enjoy.
      MISTER SPUNKY AND HIS FRIENDS is about the Mr. Spunky coverimportance of love, friendship; and, helping those with special needs. Follow Mister Spunky along his journey to the beach, where he meets three new friends; teaching him important life lessons along the way. Parents, if you enjoyed REAL DOGS DON’T WISHPER, your children will enjoy this book for them. There are several pages at the end of the story for coloring activities. Recommended for ages: 5 and above.

MISTER SPUNKY AND HIS FRIENDS can be found on Amazon


Kelly is, first and foremost, an animal lover. Raised on a ten-acre property in a small town in Pennsylvania, she grew up with horses, rabbits, and – of course – dogs. When she left home after college, she acquired Gizmo, an irresistible Lhasa Apso that started her on a journey full of joys and sorrows, hopes and tribulations, frustrations, endless lessons in patience, and above all else, love. All of this has come at the hands (more precisely the paws) of Gizmo, Betty Boop, Buffy, Carla Mae, and the inimitable Mr. MaGoo.

967299_537185849656535_1101427097_o-1024x723Mr. MaGoo is a nine-year-old Lhasa Apso and the book’s co-creator and co-writer. He is, in his own words, “the alpha and omega of all dogs – in the cutest and sparkiest, most fun-loving package ever.” 

Ignoring Kelly’s persistent eye-rolling, Mr. MaGoo has forged ahead with this project in an attempt to, as he puts it, “present the facts from a dog’s perspective. In other words, the correct, most accurate, most interesting, only-one-that-matters perspective,” to which he adds, simply, “Woof!”

For more on Kelly and her writing, visit her website.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. How do the animals in your life impact your day-to-day activities?


  1. Mason - Thanks for introducing us to Kelly and her work. I have the greatest of admiration for those who draw children into the world of reading. Thanks for sharing this example.

  2. Love the illustrations in this book, super cute.

  3. The illustrations are wonderful. Life would be dull indeed without our furry companions.

  4. Cute book cover. Thanks for sharing about the book.


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