Friday, March 31, 2006

Happy Tails

Big News, everyone!! My friends Cindy and Kirby Pringle have finally gotten their children's book, Happy Tails: Earl and Pearl on the Farm, published, and it is available now!

Know this: I wouldn't gush if I didn't honestly find it gush-worthy: This is one of the most adorable books I have ever seen.

It's a photo book: Friends gathered on the farm in bib overalls and gingham pinafores and Cindy photographed them in different poses: driving a tractor, eating spaghetti dinner. She then superimposed heads, paws, and legs of dogs over all of the human bits, and the effect is WUN-derful.

It's an Alphabet book, and there is a wonderful photo to represent each letter, and a story to boot. It's fun and educational!

And if you aren't sold yet, know that Cindy and Kirby are two of the nicest, warmest people you'd ever want to meet. These are folks that always make you feel like they're happy to see you.

Giddy with excitement tonight, I dragged Rani out to their first book signing. How much fun is THAT, that she'll take their book all the way back to Bangalore next Saturday, and show it off to all of her friends. I LOVE that!

As I said, I was giddy. I was Pure Pringle Paparazzi. I knocked people down to get to the front of the line, and I told those Pringles-es: "I want a book, and I want you to sign it for Rani, and oh by the way, this is Rani, and can we get your picture with her?!!" They didn't even call security. They were HAPPY to greet her, and happy to pose with her, and they signed and her book, and Earl and Pearl signed and stamped it too.

I really am excited for them, this project has been a few years in the making, and as far as I'm concerned, their hard work and perseverance has paid off.

If you're interested in owning a copy, check out their website:
(Tell 'em I sent ya!)

If you're NOT interested in owning a copy, check out their website anyway. The cover photo is better there than it is here, and the "About Us" link just kills me. There are also a few other photos indicative of what you'll get in the book.

I think you'll find it every bit as charming as I do.


  1. Dogbait might pass on a book about dogs but I know one 20 month old girl who'd enjoy it.

  2. How precious! I wish my babies were still babies because my very very favorite part about having children has always been the beautiful children's books I got to read them as often as they'd like. Tell the Pringles-es I say GOOD LUCK!!! and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  3. Anonymous5:12 PM

    Congradulations to your friends.

  4. Anonymous5:37 PM

    it's a great book, but you missed the high spot -- a certain Chelsea Wood giving a come-hither look

  5. This goes on my list of books to buy! Thanks for letting us know.

  6. That's a really notable life event--getting a book published. I know, mine came out in December and it is thrilling!

  7. Dogbait: I swear there are no photos of Earl and Pearl tearing off the meter-readers leg. Could be cute for the sequel though...

    Holly: Well, let's just tuck this away in our memory for a few years for when we're (gasp!) GrandBloggers.

    Ruben: I'll tell 'em you said so!

    Paul: Does Chelsea give Dog-o-graphs?

    BP: My pleasure. Hope you like it when you scratch it off your list.

    Hey Photographer: I'll definitely check out your blog and your book. Thanks for stopping in.

  8. Anonymous10:11 AM

    chelsea more likely to leave a pee-o-gram


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