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Mike Missanelli releases his children’s book about his friend, Shima the Shiba


Mike Missanelli releases his children’s book about his friend, Shima the Shiba

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Philadelphia sports radio personality Mike Missanelli is releasing a new children’s book called “The Adventures of Shima The Shiba”. The book details the human-like behavior of his Shiba Inu dog, named Shima, but also how the dog can lay down some valuable lessons in life for young children.

It is the story of Shima, which resembles a cuddly fox and is considered the national dog of Japan. Shibas are an energetic and adventurous breed with a fierce independent streak and one that exhibits almost human-like behavior.

The book is targeted to younger children, who can be fascinated by the dog’s daily adventures, either to be read to them by their moms or dads, or to read themselves when they become old enough for that task.

The book is narrated by Shima herself as she leads her owner into interesting and sometimes maddening adventures. The dog speaks to the reader as if she is a human, with the voice of Shima coming through the brain of the author.

In all, the Adventures of Shima the Shiba will be a very fun read, and the child will also be dazzled by the brilliant illustrations provided by nationally knows illustrator Alex Lee.

Mike is a dog lover who has supported area animal rescue shelters for many years.  Mike will be donating a portion of the book sales to area animal shelters.

Mike has received numerous awards during his long career in journalism. He is also the author of The Perfect Season, a book that detailed Penn State football last national championship, when they upset heavily favored and controversial University of Miami at the Fiesta Bowl in 1986.

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