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The Adventures of Lucy and Luke: Bully Trouble at the Puppy Park

Bully Trouble at the Puppy Park

The Adventures of Lucy and Luke: Meet Lucy and Luke, two sweet little pups who are the best friends … most of the time. They are always on the lookout for fun. They find excitement and adventure everywhere, and their quest for adventure sometimes gets them into trouble. Along with their best friend Angel, Luke and Lucy go on daily adventures around the house, in the side yard, and when they go on walks around their neighborhood.

In book one, Bully Trouble at the Puppy Park, Luke and Lucy meet their friends Kayla and Poppy to go to the neighborhood puppy park. As they enjoy themselves and have a lot of fun, little Lucy runs into the mean Bully Gang. Things get tricky when Lucy is cornered and bullied by the group. The book explores how to deal with bullying from a “puppy perspective.” This book aims to teach children strategies to deal with challenging bully situations. Stand up for what is right … even if you stand alone!

  • Hardback Book
  • Paperback Book 
  • Digital Book

Adventures of Lucy and Luke details:

  • Hardback ISBN-13: 978-1-935773-07-8
  • Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-935773-06-1
  • Digital book ISBN-13: 978-1-935773-15-3
  • Library of Congress LCCN: 2022940947
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 36 pages
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.08 x 9 inches

The Adventures of Lucy and Luke’s first book is out! The title is Bully Trouble at the Puppy Park, written and illustrated by JoAnna Pettit-Almasude, and edited by Kay Pettit.

Bully Trouble at the Puppy Park

Bully Trouble at the Puppy ParkThe Adventures of Lucy and Luke: Bully Trouble at the Puppy Park

Hardcover Publication Date: August 8, 2022
Softcover Publication Date: September 15, 2022
Digital Publication Date: July 22, 2022  (Available now – $5.99 at Google Play)

Publisher: Middle East Publishing, GoldenTree Imprint
Hardcover: ISBN – 978-1-935773-07-8
Softcover:  ISBN  – 978-1-935773-06-1
Digital Book: ISBN – 978-1-935773-15-3
Library of Congress LCCN: 2022940947
Softcover: Open Library –  OL38890559M
Digital Book: Open Library – OL28395753W
Language: English
Pages: 36 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.08 x 9 inches

The Adventures of Lucy and Luke’s first book is out! The title is Bully Trouble at the Puppy Park, written and illustrated by JoAnna Pettit-Almasude and edited by Kathryn Pettit.

Series and first book synopsis:

The Adventures of Lucy and Luke: Meet Lucy and Luke, two sweet little pups who are the best of friends … most of the time. They are always on the lookout for fun. They find excitement and adventure everywhere, and their quest for adventure sometimes gets them into trouble. Along with their best friend Angel, Luke and Lucy go on daily adventures around the house, in the side yard, and when they go on walks around their neighborhood.

In book one, Bully Trouble at the Puppy Park, Luke and Lucy meet their friends Kayla and Poppy to go to the neighborhood puppy park. As they enjoy themselves and have a lot of fun, little Lucy runs into the mean Bully Gang. Things get tricky when Lucy is cornered and bullied by the group. The book explores how to deal with bullying from a “puppy perspective.” This book aims to teach children strategies to deal with challenging bully situations. Stand up for what is right … even if you stand alone!

Powder Blue Primrose

Today I painted a Powder Blue Primrose that I saw bloombing in Rayleigh, UK. Trying to work on practicing watercolor. So many of my students paint in watercolor – so I think it is good practice to keep up with my skills. Plus…. I can’t carry around my favored painting medium, large scale oil painting supplies! 🙂 As with all my latest works, prints are available. To check out this image, click here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/joannaalmasude/works/38104985-powder-blue-primrose-flowers-watercolor-from-england-uk?asc=u&p=framed-print

More Flowers!

Ta-da a Flowering Currant Bush. And I want to credit and thank my art teacher from elementary school, Karen Larrabee for finding the name of this flower for me. So, yes, I have given in … and painted more flowers. There are a number of factors playing into this extremely unusual activity of painting in watercolor … and painting … flowers.

First there is the fact that I am traveling abroad. I can’t take along my large canvases, oil paints and brushes etc. etc.. Ahhh to be at home in my studio, painting. I started a large painting in the fall that needs my attention. I hope I will have lots of time for that when I get back to Port St. Lucie in May.

Besides the limitations of traveling for 4 months, I have literally been bombarded with flowers. Certainly, that is no excuse to deviate from my normal themes. However, walking around England I am continuously drawn to the flowers. Maybe it the season (winter to spring), maybe it’s just my mood. But I think I will do a series of flowers while in Europe…. then that will be the end of it.

Finally, I have been working on getting more prints available for sale. People occasionally purchase prints of my work. And, I get a lot of requests of prints…. so my New Year’s resolution for 2019 is to be more diligent and get more of my artwork available to the public. So for anyone interested in purchasing a framed print of my Brexit Flower, follow this link!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/joannaalmasude/works/38065236-brexit-flower-watercolor-painting-of-a-flowering-currant-bush?asc=u&p=framed-print

Grape Hyacinth

Typically, I do not paint flowers…. but I have been drawn to them here in Europe. Taken a lot of photos of flowers. Here is a quick little watercolor sketch I did yesterday of Grape Hyacinth.

Grape Hyacinth 2019

Yes, I also have framed prints of this watercolor available to purchase! Just follow this link if you are interested:
https://www.redbubble.com/people/joannaalmasude/works/38064335-watercolor-grape-hyacinth-flower-march-23-2019-england?asc=u&p=framed-print

The Adventures at the Alltybrain Farm, Brecon, Wales

What an adventure! We arrived to Brecon from Manchester on March 4th 2019, very sick. We had picked up the flu in Manchester (even though we both had a flu shots in the fall). For the time we were in Brecon, I did think it was just a nasty cold. But in the end, it lasted way too long to be a cold. I got it first and passed it on to Amar. So by the time we arrived to Brecon Amar was getting very sick and didn’t feel well enough to venture out of the house until our last day there. March 9th.

Brecon was absolutely lovely! Green rolling hills. Flowers. Neat bushes lining most of the roads. It appears so manicured and at the same time wild and natural, as if nature herself is especially neat there.

The road to Alltybrain

The Alltybrain Farm was no less than amazing inside and out. That was not an act of nature, but 25 years of hard work by the owners Patrick and Rose. It’s hard to do it justice in photographs, but I will share a selection here.

Puck and Zip, the family dogs…. and both are very sweet.

Zip, AKA Scooby Doo (looked just like him in size and shape…) is an older guy…. very mild tempered and one might say helpful. A great farm dog! Puck, the short little fellow (who reminded me a bit of Scrappy Doo) is much younger and a pistol. We were warned that he has to be on a lead… or he will take off the the neighbor’s farm. And he did once. But we got him back! Though an escape artist… he is also adorable!

The Alltybrain Farm

La Nucia, Spain

La Nucia is a little suburb of Benidorm, Spain…. it’s mostly in the mountain area looking down on Benidorm which is by the sea. I have never stayed on a mountain as high as this one… a very interesting experience.

We are staying here in a condo high up on the mountain with 2 lovely cats… which have their own album which can be viewed here. It’s a three week adventure spanning from the end of January to February 20th.