Samba in Switzerland, by Paul Yanuziello

Illustrations by Joshua Miller.

Book 3 in the Samba Dog Series.

Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends

by Paul Yanuziello

Illustrations by Joshua Miller


Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends, written by Paul Yanuziello, is an early reader chapter book designed to charm children in Grade 2 and up, as well as any reluctant readers or young listeners. It is written in easy-to-read language that is imaginative and fun.

     Scratchy is a lovable black squirrel with a big heart. He avoids trouble and he dreams of flying, not being itchy, and eating lots of tasty nuts. Scratchy comes to the rescue of an injured bumblebee. Scratchy and the bumblebee strike up an odd friendship in this story of love, compassion, and survival.

    Joshua Miller’s delightful illustrations of these special friends and the world they live in bring this magical tale to life.

Samba in Brazil by Paul Yanuziello

Illustrations by Joshua Miller

Samba in Brazil, written by Paul Yanuziello with illustrations by Joshua Miller, is a fun story about a lovable puppy and his best friend on their first overseas vacation. In book 2 of the series, Samba the Bernese Mountain Dog and his best friend are ready for adventure in the land of beautiful beaches, samba dancing and Carnaval parades. Cuddle up and join in the fun with a delightful story that will transport you to a land of incredible beauty. Joshua Miller has captured the majesty of Salvador, Bahia, with breathtaking illustrations.

The reviews are in; what people are saying about Samba in Brazil:

***** 5 Stars Elaine’ review – Feb 21, 2021, on

I was sent an advanced reader copy of Samba in Brazil and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.
Samba was bound to have more adventures and this delightful book is a perfect follow-up to Samba on a Snowy Day. I love the fact that Samba gets to visit the country that gave him his name and, together with Ariela, partakes in his first Carnaval parade.

Keep the adventures coming!


***** 5 Stars Patricia’ review Feb 04, 2021 on
I love the way the author gives a sense of the world with its places, and cultures — it’s such an important point for children to understand. He gives them the opportunity to learn different words in a different language.
Most of all I enjoyed the nonchalant way the author brings up words like evaporation, riptide, such a great way for an inquisitive child to dig further into knowing more.
At the end of the book the “Fun Facts” give the child an even deeper sense about Salvador, Bahia and I think what Yanuziello accomplishes is allowing the child to ask more questions: you read the story and are left with the sense of wanting to know more, which I think is a great accomplishment.
The illustrations also convey the colorful layout of the city and the joyful way of Brazilian Life.
… And boy, the breakfast: I could smell it!!! and I miss it hahahaha!!!!

Samba on a Snowy Day

Samba on a Snowy Day, written by Paul Yanuziello with illustrations by Joshua Miller, is a fun story about a lovable puppy and his best friend on their first snowy adventure. Delight in the magical beauty of a winter wonderland. Enjoy a fast-paced story with thrills, spills, forest trails and mountainous hills that only a Bernese Mountain Dog like Samba could climb. Cuddle up with this enchanting story brought to life with wonderful illustrations.

Available now at your favourite book store as a Hardcover, a Paperback or as an E-Book.

“What people are saying about Samba on a Snowy Day.”

Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers’ Favorite

Samba On A Snowy Day is a really fun and adorable book that kids will enjoy reading on a snowy day. It contains some interesting facts about Bernese Mountain Dogs that I wasn’t even aware of. It’s always nice when children’s storybooks contain real facts and lessons for the child reader to learn.

Joshua Miller did a fantastic job with the illustrations, which are both colorful and fun. They help draw the young reader in and mesh perfectly with the story itself.

Samba On A Snowy Day is definitely a book I would recommend to parents.

“And More Great Reviews.”

Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers’ Favorite

Samba on a Snowy Day by Paul Yanuziello is a charming story with amusing illustrations and engaging characters. Having gifted my four-year-old with a mastiff, I can relate to Ariela’s experiences with Samba’s exuberance. When Samba pulled Ariela through the snow, I had to laugh, as I have rescued my little boy from the same plight countless times in the past. Ariela’s solution to her predicament of a stubbornly resistant dog was quite realistic.

This is the perfect read for children thinking of or already owning a larger dog. I found it a delightful adventure for younger readers ages 3-6.

I enjoyed this book and hope to read more Samba stories in the future.

“One More Five ***** Review!”

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite

Paul Yanuziello’s picture book story, Samba on a Snowy Day, is a sweet story about the snowy adventures surrounding a little girl and her Bernese puppy. While the plot includes a romp in the snow, it also educates the young reader on Bernese dogs, how to train them & how big they are.

The story is colorfully illustrated, the illustrations helping to carry the story along. The language is simple and appropriate for a young reader.

A fun read.

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