‘Freddie takes Daisy for a Walk’ is set for new marketing campaign

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Diana S. Duncan’s book is about one girl who realizes there is new world of fun, freedom out there

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I would like to take away a feeling of enjoyment, an appreciation of rhyme and an empathy with the main character in the story.

Diana S. Duncan wanted readers to know how animals can teach lessons about life and how important it is for children to maintain a good balance of work and play. It prompted her to write “Freddie takes Daisy for a Walk” (published by Partridge Singapore in October of 2016), a rhyming picture book for children.

Set for a new marketing campaign, the book tells the story of Daisy, who takes life very seriously. She makes sure she is always immaculately groomed and works very hard at school. She even wants to stay inside doing her homework each day, rather than playing in the park with other kids. But one day, her dad tells her she should have more fun, like her exuberant dog Freddie. The next day, when she takes Freddie for a walk, she learns there is a whole new world of freedom and fun out there.

“This is an amusing story. The naughtiness of Freddie will appeal to young readers,” Duncan says. “I would like to take away a feeling of enjoyment, an appreciation of rhyme and an empathy with the main character in the story.”

An excerpt from the book reads:

    The sandpit was next. To the children's surprise,
    Freddie buried his bone and kicked sand in their eyes.
    He flopped on the grass and stretched out in the sun.
    Daisy lay down beside him and said,'This is fun!'

“Freddie takes Daisy for a Walk”
By Diana S. Duncan
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 34 pages | ISBN 9781482880458
E-Book | 34 pages | ISBN 9781482880441
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Diana S. Duncan is a New Zealander. She is a former secondary school English literature teacher. She has lived in Hong Kong for many years.

Partridge Singapore, an imprint in partnership with Penguin Random House Singapore, aims to help writers in Singapore, Malaysia, and the rest of Southeast Asia become published authors. Partridge Singapore gives authors in the region direct access to a comprehensive range of expert publishing services that meet industry standards but are more accessible to the market. For more information or to publish a book, visit http://www.partridgepublishing.com/singapore or call 800 101 2657 (Singapore) or 1 800 81 7340 (Malaysia). For the latest, follow @PartridgeSG on Twitter.

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