New Children’s Release Kicks Off Adventures of Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Her Dog

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The story begins when Mrs. Pinkelmeyer, who lives in the small town of Poppingham in England, gets a call from New York City. A young woman is watching her nephew, who misses his parents terribly. From the moment Mrs. Pinkelmeyer speaks to him about the rrrrump rrrroast she is cooking (rolling her “r”s like everyone else in her small town), Henry begins giggling. The boy begins to relax as she tells him about her dog, Moopus McGlinden and how he got so dirty burying a juicy bone that he had to have a bath. Before long, Henry can’t wait to get off the phone and have his own bath.

Mrs.Pinkelmeyer and Moopus

When I created this story I was so happy knowing that it would make children smile if they were sad while missing their parents.

Meet the silliest, warmest know-it-all™, Mrs. Pinkelmeyer™ from Poppingham, England and her furry brown dog, Moopus McGlinden™, in their first adventure. This fresh, funny, and charmingly illustrated children story will make even the youngest children laugh and smile. When Mrs. Pinkelmeyer tries to put her rrrrump rrrroast in the oven, (rolling her “r”s like everyone else in her small town), she talks on the phone to a mysterious stranger in New York who is caring for her nephew while his parents are away. Any child who has felt the sadness of separation from a loved one knows a good story can provide just the right comfort. Mrs. Pinkelmeyer distracts Henry who missed his parents so much that he was no longer singing or playing. As Mrs. Pinkelmeyer talks to little Henry on the phone from the other side of the Atlantic, he forgets his absent parents while concentrating on Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus.

Mrs. Pinkelmeyer goes on to tell Henry of Moopus’s adventures at the butcher shop where he skips and sings and takes a juicy steak bone home to hide away and eat in private. After slobbering all over the bone, Moopus is in need of a bath. Mrs. Pinkelmeyer scrubs her furry friend everywhere, even behind his ears. Hearing this sends Henry into giggles all over again (in addition to giving him a subtle message about cleanliness). Though in the end Mrs. Pinkelmeyer burns her rrrrump rrrroast (don’t forget the rolling r’s), she is unconcerned, because she is so happy to have helped Henry feel better. This book is the perfect gift for a child whose parents are leaving on a trip or going to be absent for any reason. All children, however, will fall in love with the irrepressible joy embodied by Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and her dog Moopus. Burn the RRRRump RRRRoast is the first in a series of Pinkelmeyer stories. It won’t be long before Mrs. P. and Moopus come skipping by again.
Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus McGlinden Burn the Rrrrump Rrrroast can help any child whose parents are going away, whether on a short trip or just for a few hours. Illustrations by Michael Swaim bring to life this kind-hearted English lady and her silly dog. Although Mrs. Pinkelmeyer’s dinner gets burned to a crisp, she doesn’t mind because she helped Henry feel better. Anyone who has felt sad about being separated from loved ones will smile when listening to this gentle and funny story. "When I created this story I was so happy knowing that it would make children smile if they were sad while missing their parents."

Author Jennifer Kelman, who has a master’s degree in social work from New York University, founded a nonprofit organization to prevent eating disorders, lecturing to more than 10,000 students and parents. She was inspired to write this story after caring for her nephew when his parents were away. She has created a line of products that includes dolls, music, temporary tattoos and a children’s book series based on Mrs. Pinkelmeyer. This is the first book in that series.

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Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus McGlinden Burn the Rrrrump Rrrroast
Jennifer Kelman
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-612-4
38 pages

Available at Ingram, Baker & Taylor,, Barnes & Noble, Borders and fine bookstores everywhere.


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