Doggy Claus/Perro Noel to Bring Holiday Cheer to All Children

One of the first bilingual English/Spanish holiday themed books from the #1 best-selling author of El Perro con Sombrero
LOS ANGELES - Oct. 22, 2018 - PRLog -- Derek Taylor Kent, the best-selling, award-winning author of ten popular children's and YA books is releasing his eleventh book and second bilingual English/Spanish book, Doggy Claus/Perro Noel, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Jingle the puppy was found on the steps of an animal shelter and has never had a family. When he learns about Christmas, he does his best to cheer up the other dogs in the shelter. Luckily, Santa Claus happens to be flying overhead, notices his spirit, and decides to adopt him! However, when Jingle learns that Santa only delivers presents to kids on Christmas and not dogs, he takes Santa's sleigh in hopes of delivering a present to every dog in the world. By the end, he discovers that there's something dogs want on Christmas even more than presents.

Derek's previous bilingual book, El Perro con Sombrero, has been one of the best-selling bilingual books of all time since its release in August 2015. El Perro con Sombrero received rave reviews, including from The New York Times, Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus.

Beautifully illustrated by Lynx Animation Studios, Doggy Claus/Perro Noel is filled with spectacular and hilarious scenes, including the discovery of a band of other animal "Clauses" such as Bunny Claus, Wormy Claus, Turtle Claus and Kitty Claus. Most importantly it teaches children lessons about what truly matters on Christmas — that it's about being with the ones you love and spreading joy and kindness to those around you. It also teaches important lessons about the importance of pet adoption and language-learning.

"I have visited many dual-immersion and language-centered schools," says author Derek Taylor Kent. "And each time they have told me there is a dire shortage of books that are appropriate and helpful to their students. My hope with Doggy Claus/Perro Noel and future books is to bridge the gap, connect cultures, and inspire kids to be kind, curious and excited about other types of people and cultures."

Doggy Claus/Perro Noel hardcover edition retails for $19.99 and will be available on, school book fairs, bookstores, and select children's boutiques, gift shops, and children's museums throughout North America.

Personalized, autographed editions of Doggy Claus/Perro Noel along with bonus gifts (including collectible pins, buttons, magnets, lip balms, and more) will be available at


Derek Taylor Kent is the #1 best-selling author of the award-winning children's books, the Scary School series, published by HarperCollins, El Perro con Sombrero, published by Holt/Macmillan, and Kubrick's Game, published by Evolved Publishing. Scary School #1 won the Children's Literature Network Award for "Funniest Chapter Book of 2011" and the series has been one of the most popular for ages 7-12 since its release. Kubrick's Game was Derek's first book for a teen/adult audience has been hugely successful. It reached #1 bestselling status in 2016 and 2017 during the busy holiday season and the audiobook was narrated by Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes and geek icon Yvette Nicole Brown. His most recent chapter book, Principal Mikey, has been a best-seller since it's release in May 2018 and sold out of its first printing in just three months. Other books include Simon and the Solar System, Rudy and the Beast: My Homework Ate My Dog!, and Counting Sea Life with the Little Seahorse, which he co-authored with his wife, Sheri Fink.

He and his wife author Sheri Fink, created the Whimsical World brand to inspire and delight kids of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. Derek and Sheri live a whimsical life in Southern California with their dog, Zander. Discover more at

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