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Author’s Second Children’s Sing-Along Book Launches with a Give-Back Campaign Supporting Pet Adoption

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Children's sing-along book author and vocalist Bridget Burton (pen name) known in her community as Barbara Burton Graf, just published her second children's book "Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Maui's Beloved Pup" (ISBN 978-0989562416; Softcover) this month. The illustrated book, designed for early readers, is captured in both a soft cover print, eBook (Kindle) and video/cartoon versions and includes upbeat Hawaiian music with steel guitar and ukulele and vocals by the author herself.

The book follows the escapades of main character Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou inspired by the author's own English Springer Spaniels she's had in her life. "The books capture their rambunctious, fun and adventuresome spirits," says Burton, "I love dogs and I love Hawaii, so creating these books is a natural expression for me." Burton also quipped, "and of course, I love kids and singing... and kids love Annie!"

"This book honors the scenic beauty of the coastline, mountains and waterfalls in Maui, as only a pup could experience it!" continued Burton. Annie hikes on Haleakala, takes the Road to Hana via scooter, goes horseback riding, and shops Lahaina. For any family who has visited (or will visit) Maui, the book will provide some options for exploring the island through the eyes of this special pup.

Burton chose to publish the book in multiple formats and explained that it was important to give children a variety of ways to learn: Read the soft cover version and sing along with the verses; or listen to the music online while paging through the eBook. Kids can also watch the video version which features Annie moving around a designed map of Maui to the cities and points of interest in the song and animated cartoons with each of the eight verses. The music/lyrics are available online with and without page-turning prompts to help children learn to read faster.

With the first book, set in Kauai, Burton supported the Kauai Humane Society's (KHS) adoption efforts by initiating campaigns and making donations. This newly published book is set in Maui and in tandem with the launch, Burton will be donating a percentage of the sales to the Maui Humane Society (MHS).

"We're excited to get creative and continue to explore opportunities with them [MHS] to find ways to help boost their off-island adoption efforts like we did with KHS," said Burton.

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Print and eBook versions are available for purchase exclusively on Amazon while the video/cartoon versions are available on both Amazon and the Annie website.

BOOK ONE: "Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai's Beloved Pup." First Publication Hardback Print, eBook and Video Versions 2016. Softcover Publishing 2023 with Re-release of eBook and Video Version.

BOOK TWO: "Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Maui's Beloved Pup." Publishing June 26, 2023 in Softcover print, eBook and Video Version.

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Kauai Humane Society to be the Beneficiary of Children’s Sing-along Book Sales

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Children's sing-along book author and vocalist Bridget Burton will donate $5 from every book bundle sale to the Kauai Humane Society (KHS), starting August 22, 2022. A special "give back" page on the book's website will keep track of purchases of "Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai's Beloved Pup" (ISBN: 978-0996216050) hard cover print and companion digital version bundle.

Twenty-five percent of sales through this special page will be donated to KHS through year-end in support of their pet adoption programs.

"I have enjoyed the years of connecting with this organization and being a dog lover all my life, it's a pleasure to be able to give back through sales of the book," said Burton. She added that, "When I learned about KHS's off-island pet adoption programs, I felt that was the place that could make the most difference."

"Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai's Beloved Pup" is a children's illustrated book set in Kauai and based on Bridget's dog Annie, an English Springer Spaniel. It features Annie's adventures throughout the island of Kauai as she canoes, ziplines, surfs, and even enjoys a luau with a Shih Tzu.

In its digital version children can read, or join Bridget who sings the verses, accompanied by Hawaiian steel guitar and ukulele.

The Kauai Humane Society's Executive Director Nicole Crane is delighted to accept these donations. "Our off-island adoption endeavor, Mission Mainland 2.0, recently came to an end with the successful adoption of 125 pets. We would like to continue that effort and the news of Burton's 'give back' program will certainly help us do that." With the costs on the rise for all aspects of their programs, this no-kill shelter with a high-population of pets is looking for ways to encourage and pay for off-island adoptions and reach as many people on the West Coast as possible.

In addition to the monetary donations, Burton is sending press releases to West Coast news outlets, posting on social media, and is donating Hawaiian bandanas for the next 100 pets adopted.

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