As parents and caregivers to our little ones, we want nothing more than to nurture not only their minds but also their hearts.

Therefore, just as Thanksgiving celebrates the abundance of the season, fostering a love for reading in children by making it fun is like planting seeds of lifelong learning and imagination that can enrich their lives in countless ways.

And so, as we usher in Thanksgiving, a gratitude-filled grandmother is helping families rediscover the joys of a good book through her chucklesome tales and unforgettable life lessons. 

We cordially invite you and your little ones to join David Newell (who played the beloved Mr. McFeely on Mister Rogers Neighborhood) and our John Masiulionis for Ep. #33 of PR From The Heart’s Neighborly Reviews Bookcast, as they share the first and third installments from Award-Winning Children’s Author, Dorenda Doyle’s THE KID and THE DOG series. And joining for an in-studio interview, Dorenda shares sneak peeks from the second and fourth installments of her book series, how the series aims to make reading fun for kids while subtly teaching lessons, how idioms, puns, and other wordplay can be used to spark children’s curiosity about language, and much more. 

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Dorenda by purchasing your copy of THE KID and  THE DOG Series and enjoying these empowering reads with your little ones: 📖 

🧒🐶Book 1: THE KID with the EAR-SPLITTING SCREAM!: And THE DOG Who Explains Everything!: 

🧒🐶Book 2: THE KID with the STINK_EYE!: And THE DOG who Explains Everything!: 

🧒🐶Book 3: THE KID with the BEDHEAD!: and THE DOG Who Explains EVERYTHING… AGAIN!: 

🧒🐶Book 4: THE DOG with THE KID!: Still Explaining Everything!:  


🖥️ Stay connected with Dorenda:

📖 Official Website:     



We would also like to give a big shout-out to Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility in Buffalo, NY: 


PR From The Heart’s Neighborly Reviews Bookcast is proud to support Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh chapter of the oldest and largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization in the United States, which helps to provide children from low-income households in the city with the necessary resources, motivation, and opportunities to develop a life-long love of reading. 📖✨

Last year, Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh helped to place over 100,000 books in the hands of over 23,000 children in Pittsburgh who needed them most. 👦👦🏿👧👧🏿

Should you feel guided to make a contribution to Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, to support their wonderful organization and their mission for the children of Pittsburgh, you are welcome to donate via their official website:  💛


Neighborly Reviews Bookcast Episode #33: THE KID and THE DOG Series