2012 Gift Guide: “It’s a King’s Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea” Children’s Book

Join Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Happy and Lady, on their first great adventure in It’s a King’s Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

”Follow your nose. Life is an adventure!” So says Sadie, the Cypress Inn’s Chihuahua concierge, to Happy and Lady (two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) when they arrive in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Carmel is a magical place where dogs of every kind are given the warmest of welcomes by everyone they meet. The enchanting Cypress Inn becomes Happy and Lady’s treasured resting place for a weekend of sand, surf, food, fun, friendship, frolic and mischief in their very first great adventure of ‘It’s a King’s Life’ series.

Follow your nose and come along!


Everyone loves a vacation. Especially adventure-seeking spaniels, Happy and Lady! Through lilting text and whimsical illustrations, you’ll follow the dogs on a charming romp through a lovely seaside village and a cozy Inn. And when they happen upon Pebble Beach, the fun really begins! ‘It’s a Kings Life’ will put a smile on your face. –  Peggy Frezon, award-winning writer and author of Heart to Heart, Hand in Paw, and Dieting with My Dog

  • Page Count: 32
  • Trim Size: 8.5″ x 8.5″
  • Reading level, up to 7 years/kindergarten
  • LIST PRICE: $14.99

About the publisher

It’s a King’s Life is published by Happy Lady Productions, an independent, philanthropic publisher of non-fiction, fiction and children’s picture books created by husband-and-wife team, photographer and photo illustrator Dan Merchant and writer Emily Randolph.  A portion of profits from the sale of their books is given to charitable organizations supporting animal rescue and pet-therapy programs.

Other holiday releases for dog lovers include adult joke book, Some Days You’re the Dog… Some Days, the Hydrant!100+ pages of quips, quotes & jokes that will have you howling! Price: $9.99

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