|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2015
Heritage Builders to Publish “Dozi the Alligator” Children’s Series from Award-Winning Cartoonist Daniel Boris(CLOVIS, California)— Heritage Builders Publishing has announced that it will publish the “Dozi the Alligator” children’s series by award-winning cartoonist Daniel Boris. The first book in the series, “Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family,” will be released on March 15, 2015.This entertaining children’s book series revolves around an irrepressible alligator named Dozi. Early volumes take young readers through the adventures of how a little gator from the wilds of the American south comes to live with a family in a big city. Each volume expands on the fun and very unlikely friendship between Dozi and a boy named Byron.
In “Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family,” the lovable little alligator observes wondrous colorful lights over a distant Florida amusement park, and his curiosity gets the best of him. He heads off to discover the strange and fascinating new world of humans. While hiding inside the popular theme park, Dozi makes the decision to stow away with an unsuspecting family. During the long, overnight drive back home to the city, Dozi befriends 9-year-old Byron Hoxwinder. When the family arrives at their home, only Byron knows that they have brought Dozi home with them.Educators around the country are already falling in love with Dozi:
“Children will delight in the melodic rhythm of this story as the adorable main character stretches their imagination and touches their hearts. A refreshing, charming tale with enduring appeal for all ages.”
– Melissa DiGennaro King, Ph.D. in Education, Charlottesville, VA
“This is awesome! I love the rhyming, as it will definitely capture the attention of younger kids and love the language to keep the older kids engaged as well!”
-Kristen Kinney-Haines, EdD, Learning Specialist, Washington, DC
“I absolutely love Dozi! I read thousands of books and really believe Dozi the Alligator is a winner! Great rhythm, use of figurative language, humor and suspense and wonderful picture support!”
– Marla Conn, Reading/Literacy Specialist and Education Consultant, St. Louis, MO
About the Author:
A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Daniel Boris is an accomplished visual artist with more than 20 years of experience in design, illustration, and animation. Daniel is also a syndicated cartoonist, and his comic strip “Hoxwinder Hall” is seen in newspapers across the United States and Canada. In 2010, “Hoxwinder Hall” was chosen as a top 5 finalist by a distinguished panel of judges and the voting public in the Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Cartoonist” contest. His artwork currently appears in numerous books and publications, including the 2013 Eisner and Harvey award-nominated book, “Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s” (Andrews McMeel Publishing). He currently resides in Leesburg, VA, with his wife, two children, and a mutt named Stetson. For more information about Daniel Boris, visit https://danielboris.blogspot.com
About the Illustrator:
Nicola Sammarco is an artist and studied animation at the Nemo NT Academy for Digital Arts in Florence, Italy, and is also a comic artist, illustrator and 2D animator. Nicola resides in Taranto, Puglia, Italy, where she works for the Walt Disney Company Italy as a layout artist.
About Heritage Builders Publishing:
Heritage Builders Publishing was launched in 2009 with a mission of publishing Christian books geared to help the family. Heritage Builders’ current titles include the Serendipity series from best-selling Children’s book author Stephen Cosgrove, “The Legend of George Jones” from Charlene and Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery, Grammy winner Rick Hall’s autobiography, “The Man from Muscle Shoals,” “Grandpa Pitched for the Cubs” by Liberty University co-founder Dr. Elmer Towns, and the best-selling “Family Nights Tool Chest,” first introduced by Focus on the Family in the late 1990’s. For more information about Heritage Builders Publishing, visit www.heritagebuilders.com.
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