My name is Mrs. D. and I am an author of children's books. Currently, I’m juggling many projects including several new books. I love to write. I love this beautiful language. I write because I have something to share. I write because maybe someday, someone in this world may need my experience. I write for one simple reason. I love how it makes me feel: free.
Carlos the Mouse on Vacation, by "Mrs. D" (Olga D'Agostino) "A delightful bit of whimsy, written with humor, innocence, and a lively sense of the fun of adventure. The grandchildren loved it!" Joseph T. Wilkins"( author of two published books)
New Picture Book Follows a Mouse’s Funny and Unexpected Journey
Children’s book author Mrs. D. shares a charming story of excitement, humor and adventure that takes readers to far-off places.
Galloway, NJ (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
Carlo the mouse lives a simple life in a Florida hospital, but always dreams of bigger things. "There must be more to life than a hospital," the plump, food-loving mouse and charming Mrs.D.’s character, thinks. The curious mouse has never been outside the four walls of his home and he has one unfulfilled wish – a Vacation. In this vibrant picture book titled "Carlo The Mouse on Vacation", young readers are invited to embark on a journey of the century with a daring mouse who takes center stage in an adventure bigger than his appetite. The book allows children to travel in their imaginations and promotes eagerness to see new things.
In a twist of fate, the nosy mouse unexpectedly finds himself on his adventures and misadventures by accidentally landing inside an opened car trunk, riding the wrong bus and boarding an airplane that takes him halfway around the world. Reminiscent of the successful animated film, Ratatouille, this book takes readers on a joyful ride to Paris, where the shrewd Carlo finds a way to survive the most unusual situations while dodging – or causing – mayhem along the way, touching readers’ hearts and making them laugh. Each new adventure teaches Carlo the mouse something about the real world and himself.
It also takes one-step back and shows that the best thing in life is self-discovery and there is nothing better than to like and be yourself. The book is written in a humorous style, easy to read for all types of readers. With funny characters and amusing illustrations by Juli Hasegawa, bursting on every page with colors and fun, "Carlo The Mouse on Vacation" gives parents, grandparents, baby sitters and those who love to read an interesting way for them to spend time together. The story allows young readers to self reflect and endorse individuality, and teach children not to lose themselves in today’s busy world.
About the Author Olga D’Agostino was born in West Ukraine in 1959. She grew up in a small village without TV and toys learning about the world through books. Her hunger for reading made her imagination grow and as a young adult, she wanted to be a journalist. The economic situation in her country shattered her dreams and instead, she finished Business College and worked in the food industry. She left Ukraine in 1992 with two small daughters. Having no children’s books and limited English, she used to make up bedtime stories for her daughters. Overcoming her fears, she wrote a few children’s stories in English with the help of her husband Patrick and daughters Viktoriya and Veronika. She lives in Historic Smithville, New Jersey, loves animals, traveling and gardening. She continues to write other children’s stories, which she plans to publish in the near future. The Trees Have Hearts is another book, soon to be published.
Carlo The Mouse on Vacation * by Mrs. D Publication Date: September 27, 2011 Picture Book; $21.99; 44 pages; 978-1-4628-4449-4 Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 44 pages; 978-1-4628-2993-4
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.
Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse
Grab your boots and hold on to your hat, because you are in for an exciting trip! The new series of Carlo the Mouse has been born. Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse is the first in a series of books on Carlo’s adventures. Each book will give readers an entertaining look into the life of a little mouse born inside a hospital’s walls. Clever, curious, and very impatient, Carlo the mouse dreams of the world outside the hospital. His parents teach him how to follow the rules and how to survive on his own, but Carlo’s insatiable desire for adventure constantly gets him in trouble. Will the little adventurer manage to survive when he leaves home? You’ll find out in Mrs. D.’s next books on Carlo the mouse. Let your imagination soar in this full series of Carlo’s adventures!
Carlo the Mouse, Book 2: Now We're Talking! ~ ( Coming soon! ) ~
Listen to the news and keep your eyes open, because a curious little mouse has had his wish come true! Now We’re Talking! is the second in a series of books on Carlo’s adventures. This nosy little mouse leaves home for the first time to explore life inside the hospital. But Hospitalia is a strange place, and there’s no place for him to hide. Cold, sterile, and unfriendly, the hospital looks nothing like Carlo had imagined while sitting at home. Before he knows what’s up, the kitchen staff are on his tail. Will the hungry mouse manage to trick the hospital manager, cook, and exterminator without breaking the rules his parents taught him? You’ll find out in Mrs. D.’s next book on Carlo the Mouse, What’s Going On? If this clever mouse outwits you, don’t get discouraged. Keep reading and follow Carlo’s adventures!
Carlo the Mouse, Book 3: What's Going On? ~ ( Coming soon! ) ~
Trouble! Where did that ravenous little mouse come from who's disturbing the peace in the hospital? What's Going On? is the third in a series of books on the adventures of Carlo the mouse. Carlo knew he was not supposed to go near the manager's office, but when the kitchen staff were chasing him, he made a choice that started a war. This is only Carlo's first time out, and already everyone is after him. Imagine what could happen when he learns his way around the hospital! He likes to eat, and is growing like a mushroom after the rain. Will this be the end of our curious little mouse, or will Carlo manage to outsmart the clever manager, angry cook, and sneaky exterminator so he can go home safely? You'll find out in Mrs. D.'s next books on Carlo the mouse. Remember, Hospitalia is a strange place .
Carlo the Mouse, Book 4: Rules Are for a Reason ~ ( Coming soon! ) ~
More trouble for the Most Wanted Mouse! The hospital cook, manager, and exterminator have proclaimed war against the mice of the world! Rules Are for a Reason is the fourth in a series of books on Carlo the mouse. Always hungry, the curious little mouse snoops underneath each door, driving the hospital staff crazy. He’s constantly breaking the rules his parents taught him. One morning, Carlo wakes up sick. Horrified, he leaps from his bed and looks in the mirror—and finds he looks like a meatball! Fly disease? Mousesclerosis? Chickenpoxsclerosis? Sounds long! What sickness did the carefree mouse catch while exploring the hospital? Will Carlo turn into a chicken … or a frog … or maybe a prince? You’ll find out in the next book on Carlo’s adventures: Nothing Is Safe in a Mouse’s Life. If you want to know if Carlo will learn to follow the rules Papa Mouse and Mama Mouse taught him, you must read every day and follow your parents’ rules. More exciting adventures of Carlo the Mouse await you!
Carlo the Mouse, Book 5: Nothing is Safe in a Mouse's Life ~ ( Coming soon! ) ~
A whisker-licking story of one kind little mouse! Who would ever suspect that Carlo would meet Fidel the cat inside the hospital? Who would ever believe that the tricky young mouse would outsmart the old cat? Who would ever imagine that for the first time in his life, the daring mouse would venture away from his home and find himself outside the hospital? Homeless, cold, and hungry, Carlo and his family face attacks from vicious birds. Throughout his dangerous journey, Carlo finds adventure aplenty. He learns about life outside the hospital and the dangers that mice face on a daily basis. Determined to return home safely, Carlo has grown up and finally understands why he must obey the rules his parents taught him. Follow the unexpected adventures of this bold little mouse!
Carlo the Mouse, Book 6: It's my life! ~ ( Coming soon! ) ~
Once a mouse falls in love, almost anything can happen! His heart skips a beat! He can't eat, drink, or sleep! He is tossing in bed, losing rest and extra fat! He bleaches his brown hair and becomes a blond mouse! What is going on with Carlo? Papa Mouse is distressed. Is he getting a heart attack? Carlo looks like a bleached punk! Mama Mouse is in shock. Their little mouse has grown up, and he is in love with a cute mouse. He is getting married, dear friends! The young mouse gets his wish. He soon has a pretty wife and a bunch of kids, but he still dreams of seeing the world. Life is short, and a day can hold many adventures. Sliding off a roof, Carlo falls inside an open car trunk . Kick off your boots, hold your hats, and enjoy this book, my little friends.
Picture Book Captures the Essence of Friendship and Acceptance
“The Trees Have Hearts” follows the touching story of a little girl who tries to make friends in new surroundings
(PRWEB) June 05, 2012
GALLOWAY, N.J. – (June 4, 2012) – Parents who want to make the most of storytelling activities with their children should focus on looking for books and stories that have meaning and valuable lessons. The Trees Have Hearts, a colorful, heartwarming book, will not only capture a child’s imagination but also teach the true meaning of friendship and acceptance.
The story revolves around a young girl who moves to America. Unable to speak a new language, she tries to make new friends. Rejected by other children, the little girl feels sad and lonely. She lives in an old house with a small garden, where three garden trees and the mysterious wind become her first imaginary friends. Through the story, the garden friends develop a wonderful friendship with the growing girl, while teaching her how to make real friends and appreciate the beauty of nature. They help her to overcome her fears and worries and open a beautiful imaginary world. Readers are invited to share in the young girl’s fears, tears, and joys as she copes with difficult moments while adapting to her new home.
Poignant and imaginative, The Trees Have Hearts is beautifully illustrated by Juli Hasegawa. This story will easily find a spot in the reader’s heart. The rich storytelling and unforgettable characters add flavor to an already delightful story line. This book will open a surprising imaginary world as seen through the eyes of a child…
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About the Author
Olga D’Agostino was born in West Ukraine, where she finished business college and worked in the food industry. She immigrated to the USA with her two small daughters and for years worked in her own business. A nature and animal lover, she loves discovering new things about the world. She speaks several languages fluently, but never attempted writing in English. With the help of her husband and daughters, she overcame her fears and started writing children’s stories in English. Carlo the Mouse on Vacation was her first published book. A full series of books on “Carlo The Mouse” will follow shortly. She has a wonderful bond with her unpredictable cat, Nyda, whose actions taught her many survival skills and inspired her to write more children’s books. All her stories are fun to read. They have valuable lessons about the importance of family, friendship, love, self-acceptance, and new discoveries. She plans to publish these stories in the near future.
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The Trees Have Hearts * by Mrs. D.
Publication Date: February 27, 2012
Picture Book; $21.99; 44 pages; 978-1-4691-3479-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 44 pages; 978-1-4691-3480-2
To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.
“Authors are often advised to write about things they really know. This enchanting story of a young girl in a strange place and lost in a strange language, was written by a woman who lived it, and made of that experience a wonderful tale of beauty, peace and friendship."
~Joseph T. Wilkins"(author of two published books)
you finish reading this book to your child, stop your busy life for a moment
and take time for you and your child. Close your eyes and go to a special
place, where everything is simple and pure. Cuddle with your child on the green
grass or golden sand… stare at the beautiful blue sky… listen to the splashing
waves… spin around in a blooming garden or talk to the whispering wind. Look
around you and see what is important in life and to your child.
and breathe… Be a child for a moment… Dive into their imaginary world where you
can hide in the shadows of blossoming trees. There was a time when my
curly-haired girl taught me how to see her world through her innocent green
not lose this precious time together; our children grow so fast and I believe
that these special moments are given to us for a reason. Hug your children
every chance you get; reassure them that they are loved. They have their
worries and fears, ideas and solutions as we do. Right or wrong, our children
need us to understand their imaginary world and to be present in their dreams.
Try to listen and hear what they are hearing and see what they are seeing. Love
simple things with an open heart and you will receive unconditional love. Teach
your children, lead them through their life, but let them run free in their
had the privilege to see this imaginary world through the eyes of my little
daughter and saved those moments in my memories forever. The curly-haired girl
is running free in the blooming garden. Now, it is your time, and I will share
my story you…
THE TREES HAVE HEARTS - in this lively text with its beautiful illustrations, you’ll read the touching story of a young girl, friendless because she cannot speak a new language. It will transport your child into the imaginary world of a little girl who has moved to America from a different country.
Unable to speak English, the lonely girl cannot find friends at first. She lives in an old house with a small garden, where three lovely trees and the mysterious wind become her first imaginary friends. The garden friends develop a wonderful friendship with the girl and help her to overcome her fears and worries. They teach her how to make real friends and help her to cope with difficult moments while adapting to her new surroundings.
Unforgettable characters open a beautiful imaginary world to young readers, inviting them to share the fears, tears, and joys of a little girl. The story teaches the true meaning of friendship, while showing readers the beauty of nature. It reveals an enchanting imaginary world as seen through the eyes of a child…
Follow the delightful story of a little girl who discovers the real meaning of friendship in The Trees Have Hearts.