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“Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness” Book Launch at Charter Books

April 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 9, 2022 – 12:00pm
Event address:
8 Broadway
NewportRI 02840

Join author Maria Gianferrari at Charter Books as she launches her brand new picture book Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness, Saturday, April 9 at 12pm. This event is being held in partnership with the Potter League for Animals and sales of the book will directly benefit the Potter League and their mission to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Rhode Island’s companion animals.

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

Simply be like a dog with this irresistible picture book by beloved author Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by #1 New York Times bestselling artist Pete Oswald that introduces readers to mindfulness.

Join a young child and their dog as they experience every minute of the day to its fullest—from the second they wake up to the moment they fall asleep. Readers will love barking, wagging, and sniffing along with the gentle cues in the book.

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 race-and-chase in Massachusetts, rain or shine. She’s the author of Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness and these other pawsome dog “tails”: the Penny & Jelly books, Hello Goodbye DogOperation Rescue Dog, and To Dogs with Love. Can you tell that Maria loves dogs? Writing Being a Dog helped Maria feel joy again after losing her rescue dog, Becca. You can learn more about Maria at her website, mariagianferrari.com

Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness Cover Image
By Maria GianferrariPete Oswald (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063067912
Availability: Coming Soon – Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins – April 5th, 2022


April 9, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Charter Books
8 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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