New Children’s Book Shares Real-Life Toy Poodle’s Bicycling Adventures

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Author Larry Mann announces release of ‘Tagging Along with Muffy’

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – “Tagging Along with Muffy” (published by WestBow Press) tells the tale of a little toy poodle named Muffy who rides over 25,000 miles with her owner on a recumbent bicycle. Told from the dog’s perspective, Muffy shares with the reader a series of humorous adventures as she rides along with “Daddy.”

“We live in a world bombarded by change. What is new today, is obsolete in a few passing years,” says author Larry Mann. “There are some things, however, that never change. One such constant is the unconditional love and affection of our pets.”

Muffy and Daddy encounter other cyclists on their journey, delighting them as they passed by. The book revels in the universal joy animals bring to their human companions and the special bonds that form between them. Featuring black and white pictures of Muffy, Mann hopes readers will be able to experience some of the love Muffy and he share on their bicycling trips together.

An excerpt from “Tagging Along with Muffy”:
One day, when I was just beginning to learn to ride the bike with Daddy, we were biking around a big lake. I love that lake because there are ducks and geese to bark at! Well, that morning we came upon a group of people riding in front of us and also a large group of riders approaching us from the opposite direction. I had never seen such a crowd of people on the trail before! What were all these people doing riding on my trail?

“Tagging Along with Muffy”
By Larry Mann
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 60 pages | ISBN 9781512776485
E-Book | 60 pages | ISBN 9781512776478
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Larry Mann is a retired aerospace engineer who is an animal lover and an avid cyclist. His love for bicycling and his love for his best friend, Muffy, led to wonderful adventures as the two of them rode local trails together. Mann is the father of two grown children and a loving grandpa of five grandchildren. “Tagging Along with Muffy” is his first book.

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