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RWYK Interview: April M. Cox, author of ‘Puppy Pickup Day

Do you enjoy heartwarming stories, happy endings and rooting for the underdog? Then you’ll LOVE today’s episode starring author and entrepreneur April M. Cox! April is joining us today to talk about her newly released cute picture book titled Puppy Pickup Day!

Tune in to follow a tiny puppy with a huge heart as he overcomes his insecurities, builds self-esteem and discovers the power of kindness, friendship, and love. It’s a fun interview. come along!



More about Puppy Pickup Day

Puppy Pickup Day by April Cox

The beautiful illustrations and Little Labradoodle puppy capture the hearts of little ones and provide easy rhymes for early readers. The book encourages perseverance, courage, and acceptance of self and others. It provides an opportunity to talk about emotions like anxiety and fear along with difficult topics like adoption, fostering, moving to a new home, not fitting in, bullying and dealing with disabilities or limitations.

The book contains diverse characters in the faces of people picking up puppies and in the friends the puppy makes during his adventure. The colorful illustrations and characters are perfect for Preschool to Kindergarten (ages 2-5) while the fun and simple rhyme is designed for early readers (ages 6-9, Grades 1-3).

This book is well suited for those who love illustrations from Disney and rhymes of Dr. Seuss with an appreciation for themes of kindness and core values delivered in books like The Berenstein Bears and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Buy Your Copy of Puppy Pickup Day to teach your children about compassion, courage, perseverance, and self-empowerment.



A Note from April M Cox

April Cox, authorAs a Mother of four, I have spent a lot of time reading over the years. There’s nothing more intimate than having a child climb up and melt into your lap excited to share a story together. When the grandkids came I was inspired to create books that I knew they would enjoy with lovable characters, adventure, beautiful illustrations and underlying messages of kindness, love, acceptance of self and others.

I live outside of Providence, RI with my husband, Steve and our two mini-Labradoodles. I dedicate all my work to my four beautiful grandkids who make my heart soar and give me a new purpose.

I hope you enjoy the characters I am creating in The Little Labradoodle series and am excited to be working on the first picture book! I hope you will follow me on my journey.

Where can you find April on the internet?

Follow her on Social Media


In this episode, You’ll discover

  • More about Children’s Author April M. Cox and her newly released children’s book, Puppy Pickup Day.
  • Who or What inspires her book ideas?
  • Why did April want to write children’s books?
  • What are some of the benefits of Reading with kids?
  • The purpose of creating Little Labradoodle Publishing and what does April wants readers to take away from her books?
  • What is April currently working on, other children’s books written by her and much more…Be sure to tune in to this insightful episode!



A big thank you to April M. Cox for joining us and for sharing her story with us!


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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day😆

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