Are You A Pineapple? by Kathryn A. Zolman Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 12/17/22}

Nov 25, 2022 | 4 comments

Book Details:

Are You A Pineapple?by Kathryn A. Zolman
Category:   Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   May, 2022
Format available for review:  print-hardback (USA), PDF
Tour dates: Nov 25 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating:  G. Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

Kevin has a beautiful new puppy! But what should he name her? He wants to find a name that is unique, just like her. Kevin knows the puppy is special, but he’s about to find out just how smart she is when she helps Kevin choose her own name!

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Review By LAWonder10:

Are You a Pineapple is a fun, beautifully illustrated book by Kathryn A. Zolman. s unique as the puppy’s name, this is a fun story about naming one’s dog.

This is a simple, easily-read book that a very young child can understand.

The illustrations by Walter Policelli are well-defined, fun, and full of expression. The hard copy book is very well made with quality, glossy pages. This book will surely endure many hours of reading for many years. It is a sturdy book for any library.

I offer a Five Stars rating.

This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.

Guest Post:

Best Dog Life by Kathryn A. Zolman

I’m really not sure what my husband and I were thinking. We had just moved into our newly built home; no yard to speak of, just dirt. Yet somehow, we thought this was the perfect time to get our first puppy together. A six-week-old Doberman Pinscher. This began my love affair with the breed. For some reason, we wanted to be original and used a Nordic-origin name, which no one could ever pronounce correctly.

We named our bundle of joy Wotan. Pronounced Vō-tawn. He was a big boy, over 100 pounds at his heaviest. Very much a loner personality, that is, until we had our daughter. He rapidly became her protector, ensuring his paw was always touching her blanket. He still wanted his space, but he also wanted to keep an eye on this new little human. Because his height was the same as the high chair, he quickly figured out where to position himself for her little fingers to reach his mouth. Wotan lived a long life, passing at ten and a half years old. He was registered in the Doberman Longevity Program.

He was my first baby. Losing a dog is such a painful experience. We waited a couple of years before getting another puppy, but I definitely wanted my daughter to grow up with a dog in our house.

Our second Doberman Pinscher puppy was named Titan. His personality was the polar opposite of Wotan’s. Titan was a cuddler. He may have been ninety pounds, but he was a lap dog in his mind. He and my daughter were close. He did everything with her, including riding shotgun in her go-kart. When Titan was eight and a half years old, he had a heart attack. He survived it; however, we now knew our time with him was limited. He was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and passed two months later.

My husband was against us getting our third Doberman Pinscher puppy. He didn’t think he could go through losing another pet, which I completely understood. But I felt like we had so many great memories with our dogs which I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. This was when we welcomed Ivan into our lives. Ivan was defiant; he quickly tried to become our household’s alpha. I had read many books about training and obedience before our first Doberman puppy, and we weren’t new to this; we’re experienced Doberman owners, but I should have just thrown all those books out the window. It took some time, but Ivan became a wonderful pet. He was a practical joker and had a trickster personality.

One Spring evening, I was watching Ivan in the backyard from the kitchen window. Hell fell over on his side. It very much resembled how Titan reacted during his heart attack. I yell to my husband, and we run outside and push on his chest. Ivan looked at us, dazed and confused. We attempted to take him to a veterinarian but didn’t have time. Ivan was young, only six years old.

This is where I introduce you to our current Doberman Pinscher puppy named Kona, aka Goofy.

We just celebrated Kona’s first birthday. He, unfortunately, has separation anxiety, which I believe is a result of my working from home for the first few months of getting him. He’s a handful but has the potential to be a loving member of our family. We’re excited to watch his personality come out as he grows up.

I have loved each and every one of our dogs for their own unique personality. As I look back over the years, I’m reminded of countless fond memories. I know that our dogs were happy and lived a wonderful life. Yes, we have experienced grief, but the joy in my heart outweighs the pain that I have felt. I’m thankful we were able to give them their best dog life.

Meet the Author:

Kathryn A. Zolman never expected to write a children’s book, but when Pineapple came into her life and she heard the story of how this sweet, smart dog got her name, she thought it would make a fun book for parents to read to their children. Pineapple is a Bull Mastiff, German Shepherd, Chow mix, and much like a real pineapple, she knows how to stand tall and is very sweet on the inside!

Kathryn is an avid dog lover. Along with her husband and daughter, they have raised three Doberman Pinschers, each with their own unique personality and character. Kathryn is an advocate for not only raising children to respect all animals, but also to be thankful for the pure joy that they bring to our lives. In writing this book, Kathryn seeks to spread a positive message and hopes it will help children express more gratitude in their lives.

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The Tour Schedule :

Nov 25 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
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Giveaway Details:

Win signed copy of ARE YOU A PINEAPPLE? (one winner) (USA only) (ends Dec 17)


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  1. Nancy

    Cute artwork

  2. Kathryn Zolman

    Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review! I truly enjoyed writing about Pineapple’s story and hope it brings a smile and a laugh to kids all over the world for years to come!!

    • lawonder10

      You are accomplishing your goal. i look forward to enjoying your talent with my grandchildren.
      Lu Ann

  3. Kathryn Zolman

    Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review! I truly enjoyed writing about Pineapple’s story and am thrilled to share her story with children all over the world!

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