Cooper and Me is the first book in a series that follows a young girl and her dog named Cooper. Co-written and illustrated by 11-year-old Alexa Peters, the series premiered in 2010 and four more storybooks are set to publish throughout this year. In her books, Alexa covers issues any young child can relate to, from building friendships to finding the courage to follow your dreams.

The picture book is available on the Cooper and Me website, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon for $12.99.  An album is also available, complementing the book . A portion of the revenues from every sold copy of Cooper and Me will be donated to the Happy Hearts Fund, to aid the charity’s efforts in rebuilding children’s lives after natural disasters. For more information, visit Cooper and Me.

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