PUBLICITY & AWARDS
This page is dedicated to the various reviews, awards and news articles/interviews with Little Labradoodle Publishing and Author / Founder, April M. Cox.
- Interview with Red Clover Reader (Author Spotlight) - Video Coming Soon.
- Podcast appearance with Lori Wright, The Wright Way
- Podcast interview with Diane Bell (Legacy Lane Publishing)
(Recorded - Video Coming Soon)
Reading with Your Kids (RWYK)
- Article Appears in Barrington Times about April M. Cox and
Little Labradoodle Publishing.
- Puppy Pickup Day Book & Little Labradoodle Plush Win
coveted Mom's Choice Award - Gold (Highest Honor)
[ Press Releases by MCA and LLP to Press & Social Media]
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- April Cox interviewed on the Reading with Your Kids
Podcast (Audio Only). [ Listen Now ]
Reading with Your Kids (RWYK) Podcast is
#1 in Family & Kids on Apple iTunes.
"The illustrations by Len Smith are vibrant and they breathe life into the characters, giving a good pace and movement to the story. The author weaves a lot of good messages through the story – friendship, compassion, perseverance, kindness, love, helping, and counting - which make it an engaging tale. The lovable pup, the rhyming words, the lively illustrations, and beautiful messages make it a perfect story for classroom storytelling time and read aloud sessions." -- Readers Favorite.
- 2018 Kidshelf Books Cover Design Winner: Puppy Pickup Day
"The main figure is strong and is front and center along with
great front heading.. There's no doubt about what the story
is about." — kidsShelf Books
- Kirkus Review Received for Puppy Pickup Day
"A fun, beautifully illustrated, and heartfelt animal tale...
Jaunty rhyming scheme and repetitious lines make this
a fine choice for early readers...
Exceptional, detailed illustrations and diverse human cast"
"What we love about this story is that it opens up conversations about feelings and insecurities. The pup is worried about being accepted and being liked...
Being clumsy makes him appear fun and lovable but his worries about being accepted make him totally relatable. Children who have read this book have been encouraged to open up about their own insecurities and feelings and any book which has this effect gets a big thumbs up from us!
Although it may sound like this book is a heavy book- talking about feelings and insecurities- it really isn’t at all. The fun rhyme, little scraps that the pup gets involved in and the bright illustrations, gives this book a light-hearted lift, despite the subject matter... It’s very cleverly put together."
- Oh Me Oh My Media - Interview and Read-aloud Book Recorded.
"The Little Labradoodle: Puppy Pickup Day by April Cox is a captivating story of friendship, kindness, hope, and love. In this beautifully illustrated children's picture book, young readers can follow eight labradoodle puppies as they are getting ready for their fur-ever home. The readers can also witness all the funny things the smallest of the puppies can get into. The little labradoodle delightfully takes on the world, but at the same time worries that he will miss an opportunity to meet a loving family. This rhyming book is definitely a wonderful read-aloud with colorful illustrations and engaging text."
- Interview with Extreme Beast PodCast with
April Cox for Puppy Pickup Day.
"Pawtucket, RI - August 28, 2018 - Launched by Little Labradoodle Publishing and overflowing with illustrations from the man who created Disney’s Toon Town, a new picture book on Kickstarter raises the bar for tikes."
- MidWest Book Review (D. Donnovan, Sr. Reviewer)
"A variety of messages are wound into this fun-loving story of a little puppy's adventure: counting, colorful fun, lessons on friendship and helping, and embracing new experiences.
Illustrator Len Smith's over-sized, colorful panels are a huge draw to an equally-strong, uplifting story line that will delight young picture book readers and their read-aloud parents.
Readers will find their heartstrings pulled as the story visually
'pops' with excitement." --D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer,
MidWest Book Review