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Monsieur Pierre

Author / Illustrator Anne Dana

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.

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.

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 $15.95
paperback ISBN 978-0-9981381-0-7 $8.95
eBook ISBN 978-0-9981381-2-1 $6.95


Book launch: April 2017
Promotional Campaign
National independent publisher reviews
Online promotion at GoodReads
National blog outreach
Special outreach to zoo and aquarium gift shop buyers group
Librarian outreach
Live book launch party at Book Passage, Sausalito, California


Social media campaign:
Monsieur Pierre Facebook page
Monsieur Pierre Pinterest page
YouTube video, “Meet Monsieur Pierre”
SCBWI Book Blast


How to Buy for Individual Customers:
Monsieur Pierre is available from Amazon.com or by special order at your local bookstore.

For Retail and Wholesale Accounts:
Monsieur Pierre is distributed in the U.S. by Ingram.

Publisher Website: www.LOAnniePress.com

Media contact: info@LOAnniePress.com (510) 305-8400