I couldn’t be more excited to publish my second children’s book, GUAPO’S GREAT RESCUE, in time for the holidays.
I am so proud that my team was awarded the 2022 Moonbeam Silver Medal AND Story Monsters Certificate of Literary Excellence in the Picture Books (Ages 3-8) category for GUAPO'S GIANT HEART!
I couldn’t be more excited to publish my second children’s book, GUAPO’S GREAT RESCUE, in time for the holidays. This gentle giant remains close to my heart and has offered me a wonderful opportunity to speak to children about kindness and compassion, all based on true animal rescue stories. I’m grateful to my co-author, Wendy Perkins, and to Lara Calleja, who captured the spirit of Guapo and his friends with her beautiful illustrations. We continue to support animal rescue with book proceeds, so every purchase helps!
About Janet Zappala
Two of Janet Zappala's many passions are children and animals. As a child, she would take in baby birds that had fallen from a nest in her backyard. She would care for guinea pigs and parakeets – – not to mention her beloved terrier mix, Pepe. Today, Janet cares for her horse, Gunner, and her sweet Morkie, Teddy. Janet is also an award-winning broadcast journalist, garnering six Emmy awards and 14 Emmy nominations. Her work, featuring the man of 1000 voices, Mel Blanc, won her a Golden Mike award in Los Angeles. She is author of the cookbook, My Italian Kitchen, and the co-author of Guapo's Giant Heart, the recipient of the 2022 Moonbeam Silver Medal award and the 2022 Story Monsters Approved Picture Books award, and newest release, Guapo's Great Rescue. Writing about Guapo's adventures has afforded Janet the opportunity to meet countless families and talk about the important life messages that Guapo teaches--many of which she taught her own child, now a successful attorney, and her pride and joy, along with her beautiful new daughter-in-law. As they start their own family, the life messages of Guapo will continue to be passed down through the generations.
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