Barkley's Marketplace - Branchburg 3150 US-22 Suite 16 Branchburg, NJ 08876

Book Signing / Meet+Greet "PIGLET COMES HOME" children's book - June 26, 2022

1:00pm and 2:30pm sessions PRE-ORDER + SIGN-UPS
June 2022

We are thrilled to announce that author Melissa Shapiro, DVM, will be returning to Barkley’s Marketplace on June 26th to celebrate the launch of her new children's book: PIGLET COMES HOME.

Melissa will be accompanied by Piglet, Piglet's “Favorite Dad,” Warren, and a few members of Piglet's "pack." Piglet will demonstrate his special way of communicating through tap signals, and Melissa will read her book and answer questions from children in the audience. All books purchased at the event will be signed by Melissa and include Piglet’s paw print. Pre-ordering the book (details at checkout) is suggested to reserve your copy.

Shapiro's previous book, the inspirational memoir, PIGLET: THE UNEXPECTED STORY OF A DEAF BLIND PINK PUPPY AND HIS FAMILY, was named a "Best Feel-Good Book" by The Washington Post.

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About author:

Melissa Shapiro is a veterinarian and a lifelong animal welfare advocate. Since bringing Piglet home in 2017, she has used his social media platform to educate, advocate, and inspire others to adopt pets with special needs.

The nonprofit organization, Piglet International Inc., supports the Piglet Mindset Educational Outreach, a free downloadable educational program that teaches growth mindset, acceptance, inclusion, empathy, and kindness to students and others in the community.

About the book:

Real-life Instagram sensation Piglet the Pink Puppy inspired this sweet and compassionate picture book about the deaf and blind pup finding his forever home.

When the pup pack’s owner leaves to bring them a new friend, the dogs wonder who will be coming back to join their family. Will it be a little pooch like Zoey or Annie? Or maybe a big dog with lots of energy like Gina?

But when Mom walks in carrying a teeny tiny box making lots of noise, everyone is confused. Pups don’t make sounds like that, and surely the creature is too small and pink to be a dog! And poor little Piglet is shy and nervous, the pack isn’t sure how to say hello. Will the dogs be able to make friends and show Piglet he has a place in his new home?