There Is Something Special in All of Us – PRESS RELEASE!



New MaggieMooseTracks® Making Friends Children’s Book Shows Kids There Is Something Special in All of Us

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24, 2013 — There’s no doggone denying it — Maggie Moose is one precious pup. But now, the English Springer Spaniel, who’s built a “pawsitive” reputation through her own blog for inspiring happiness worldwide, is starring in a beautifully illustrated children’s book to spotlight what’s precious about other fun-loving, yet very different animals. Written by Mari Campbell and illustrated by Randy Jennings, MaggieMooseTracks® Making Friends ( tells the tale of Maggie, a puppy who was born with moose antlers that gets lost in the woods on the way to her future family. In her adventures, she meets a number of potentially dangerous animals but uncovers what’s actually precious about each of them — a lesson that’s critical for children of all ages to understand, according to Campbell.

“The road to discovering one’s preciousness, or self worth, isn’t always what we expect, yet learning to feel good about oneself is an essential lesson for both kids and adults. I wanted to write a book that encourages people to feel good about themselves no matter what they look like, how they act, or how different they feel from others. After all, living the life of a puppy with moose antlers isn’t an everyday occurrence,” Campbell says. “In this story, Maggie is on the ‘hero’s journey’ to find her family and, true to form, shows the reader about living life with her moose-size pawsabilities, or her positive thoughts and perspectives, for the world. Not just an important message, it’s an extension of the blog’s mission, which has impacted people around the world.”

Through Campbell’s true stories, pictures, videos, tidbits of warm and cuddly wisdom, and a daily “pawsability thought for the day, the MaggieMooseTracks® blog ( provides daily insights and inspiration to people practically everywhere. Read by fans in 87 countries, it’s shared through other social media venues like Facebook ( and Twitter (@MaggieMooseTrks). It’s also captured the attention of major media and international blog enthusiasts. Currently, MaggieMooseTracks® has won 10 blog awards since it was founded in February 2012, and its success has become a springboard for the book. Although designed for children ages 6+, the book has received rave fan reviews from “kids” of all ages, who’ve been given sneak peaks of the book through the blog.

“The MaggieMooseTracks® Making Friends book is a labor of love that has been carefully considered and crafted,” Campbell says.

“The compelling, yet instructive story has come fully alive with hand-drawn, full-color illustrations that sparkle like jewels on the white backdrop of its quality paper. A great story and brilliant work of art, it now has its own heartbeat that will pulsate around the world as it shares the global message: Each one of us is precious.”


MaggieMooseTracks® Making Friends is the first book in an ongoing series. Book 1 is now available in paperback and as a download on Kindle though Amazon. Book 2 is a holiday edition scheduled for September 2013.

Purchase the paperback version here: MaggieMooseTracks® Making Friends

Download the Kindle version here: MaggieMooseTracks® Making Friends

Coming August 2013, MaggieMooseTracks® Making Friends will be available in Japanese, with a Spanish version in the future.

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About Mari Campbell


Mari Campbell isn’t just wild about animals and all the lessons they can teach human beings in their lives, she’s totally crazy about her English Springer, Maggie. As the founder of the award-winning blog, MaggieMooseTracks®, Campbell is now sharing both true and fiction happy dog stories and lessons for life all centered on and inspired by her number-one canine companion and best friend. “When Maggie came into my life, the beauty of that relationship had me naturally evolve to keep up with the magic of her and our fans. What a pleasure, and joy it is,” says Campbell.

Contact: Mari Campbell
Author & Founder, MaggieMooseTracks®


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