A Perky Little Pooch Takes Miami Beach by Storm

In sunny Miami Beach, a spirited little puppy embarks on a day of exploring that becomes the adventure of a lifetime in Lisa Balaam's Abbey the Cavi in Miami Beach. Abbey, an inquisitive, gutsy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, embarks on a journey to entertain herself while her human caregivers Mr. and Mrs. B. work.

The story follows Abbey as she visits her favorite Miami Beach locales, sharing her day with several friends and enjoying a tasty baguette from her favorite French café. As Abbey and friends try to secure a special surprise for Mr. B., a storm comes ashore and Abbey must make her way to her family once again!

Balaam's imaginative verse will surely captivate young readers, who will also relate to little Abbey and her love for her family. The vibrant illustrations are visually arresting and bring Abbey and her friends to life before children's eyes. The book also introduces an affectionate, intelligent and devoted breed of dog to its readers.

Balaam's inspiration for the story is her very own Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy names Abbey. Balaam explains "this little puppy has brought so much joy to so many people in Miami Beach that I wanted to share her with the world."

Readers of any age will respond to the book's message about the importance of fundamental values, friends and family. Lisa Balaam's Abbey the Cavi in Miami Beach is sure to be an instant favorite for young readers everywhere.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a sweet and affectionate dog that expects to be pampered. Traditionally a favorite among aristocracy, this dog's likeness has been seen in tapestries and portraits since the 15th century. Read more about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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About the Author – Lisa Balaam has written poetry since childhood and is the proud caregiver of Abbey, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy that inspires the story. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin –River Falls and resides in Miami Beach.