Don Hoffman’s Latest Children’s Title Tops Amazon
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Catapulted by strong reviews and readers excitement, Author Don Hoffman’s latest title Sparky the Fire DogÃ‚®, premiered in the top 10 on Amazon.com’s Children’s book, personal safety category.
Since 1999, Hoffman’s eight published titles received national, as well as international, critical acclaim, enjoying robust sales with best-selling status. His last title A Very Special Snowflake (Scholastic) has to date sold more than one million copies and was recently chosen as Scholastic’s Top Pick. Currently Hoffman is in the process of negotiating a multi-faceted, cross-media book deal about one of New York City’s most cherished and well-known pigeons. That title, Water Wings: The Adventures of Tony the Ferry Riding Pigeon. is scheduled to be release worldwide in fall 2012.
The release of Sparky the Fire DogÃ‚® coincides with Sparky’s 60th birthday and Fire Prevention Month (October), an annual public awareness campaign sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). It focuses on the small actions that can make a big difference in protecting your family from fire. These actions include creating a home escape plan, installing and checking home smoke alarms and installing home fire sprinklers.
In Sparky the Fire DogÃ‚®, Sparky takes a group of young animals through the neighborhood, pointing out potential hazards, giving basic fire prevention and safety tips, and showing them how to be prepared in case of an emergency. From having a working smoke alarm to being careful with candles and knowing where your exits are, Sparky’s advice may be the most important thing children–and their parents–ever learn.
“Sparky the Fire DogÃ‚®, is available where books are sold and through school and public libraries, as well as many online venues.
NFPA is a non-profit organization devoted to fire and life safety. More information on the book can be found at www.sparky.org/parents.
SOURCE Hoffman Media