Monsieur Pierre

Monsieur Pierre


Author / Illustrator Anne Dana

Winner Beverly Hills Book Awards, CIPA Evvy Award! Will an adventurous octopus ever find a friend? Follow the lonely Monsieur Pierre Poulpe from his home in a Paris fountain all the way to California. Humorous illustrations chart his search for a friend across the Seine, up the Eiffel Tower, into the Louvre, out to Notre Dame and up Montmartre. Along the way, he surprises some of the most famous inhabitants of the City of Light. Sadly, none of them are eager to befriend a little octopus. Just when it seems all is lost, Pierre has a clever idea that takes him to a new land with two new friends. In a surprise ending, Pierre and his new friends are visited in his new home by some of the famous Parisians he left behind.


"Clever illustrative touches and an adventurous main character make this a fun story about the pleasures of friendship." — Foreward Clarion Reviews

"..., this book is perfect for children who love an adventure or for those who are nervous about an upcoming trip or vacation." — US Review of Books

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Publisher:  L. O. Annie Press
Type: Picture Book
Age range: 3 yrs – 5 yrs
Subjects: picture books, juvenile, marine animals, octopuses, travel, Paris, California, friendship
Size: 8-1/2” x 8-1/2”; 34 pages; 550 words

ISBNs and Suggested Retail Prices (U.S.):
hardbound ISBN 978-0-9981381-1-4 $19.95
paperback ISBN 978-0-9981381-0-7 $11.95

Book launch: April 23, 2017
National independent publisher reviews
Online promotion at and GoodReads
Facebook & Instagram campaign
Special outreach to zoo and aquarium gift shop buyers group
Live book launch party at Book Passage, Sausalito, California

How to Buy for Individual Customers:  Monsieur Pierre is available from or by special order at your local bookstore. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Monsieur Pierre  is stocked at Book Passage in San Francisco and Marin County.

For Retail and Wholesale Accounts: Monsieur Pierre is distributed on a returnable basis at a wholesale discount in the U.S. by Ingram. Additional, special wholesale terms are available directly from L O Annie Press for institutions supporting marine education, marine research, and children’s museums. Contact for details.

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Media contact:
(510) 305-8400

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Author Anne Dana lives and draws on a motor yacht on the San Francisco Bay in the picturesque town of Sausalito, California. She has always been fascinated with octopuses; those masters of escape and camouflage, quick learners and problem solvers. While on vacation in Paris, she came across a little hand knitted octopus in a children’s store. That little octopus came home to California and the idea for Monsieur Pierre was born.  She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.