cuddly Shih Tzus are the subject of new children’s audio books
= June 17, 2005, 8:25 am
Author = Barbara Ann Derksen
Industry = Retail
Summary = Shih Tzu Puppy Adventures, a new release by Barbara Ann
Derksen, tells the story of six new baby Shih-Tzus who loose their
mother five days after birth. They learn to trust their caregiver,
discover the big wide world, and which puppy will dominate the litter.
At eight weeks they find a new home. Six short stories are recorded
on CD with sound affects that bring the listener into the puppy’s
Body = These stories will bring sweet memories to anyone who has
ever observed a new litter of puppies. They will help children visualize
how Shih-Tzu puppies grow and give them a clear picture of some
of their special traits. Each CD contains a twelve-page full-color
booklet for children to read along with pictures of Shih-Tzu puppies
throughout. The stories are factual accounts of the authors
Shih-Tzu, now a fourteen year old animal.
"”Barb describes a litter of puppies so clearly and accurately
that I could almost see them in my kitchen. I love dogs and these
stories were fun to read as an adult. My grandchildren want them
read over and over." Subscriber to Cherokee Chronicle
Times (where stories first appeared before recording them)
Barbara Ann is a local author, represented by Hartline Literary
Agency. She makes her home in Alta, Iowa. She has completed, a murder
mystery (Mind Trap), a household management guide (Dance With a
Broom), and a war story collection, (Second to None).
She is polishing the first of a murder trilogy, With Warped Certainty.
She has been invited to appear on several local television and radio
shows as well as sign books all over the country. Additional information
about Barbara Ann and her books can be found at