Mirabelle, the adventuresome Boston Terrier, and her companion Mr. Muller are visiting two local bookshops Saturday, Dec. 8, to sign her children’s books "Mirabelle and the Bouncy Red Ball," "Mirabelle and the Butterfly," and "Mirabelle Goes for a Walk."
Proud Bookstore at 149 Rehoboth Ave. in the Village by the Sea shops is hosting Mirabelle from 10 a.m. to noon. Owner Jacque LeClair is welcoming guests with doggie-themed cookies and milk throughout the event.
“Mirabelle has been with me since I opened,” said LeClair. “Customers just love her - especially with her Rehoboth-themed cards, where her adventures take her to places like a drag volleyball game on the beach. Popularity just keeps growing for this adorable little dog!”
After a lunch break and nap, Mirabelle will make her way to Lewes, where she is visiting biblion at the corner of Second and Market streets from 2 to 4 p.m.
“We love Mirabelle’s new books,” said Jen Mason, biblion’s proprietor. “They are graphically interesting and delightful and engaging for preschool children and early-readers.”
Many will remember Mirabelle and her owner Michael Muller from their Details gallery in Rehoboth. They began their lives together at Christmastime in 2006. Michael’s artistic background in photography and collage and his love of reading allowed him to invent their world together and inspired him to create the Adventures of Mirabelle card line, which changed the course of his life.
Workman Publishing then collaborated with Muller to publish Mirabelle’s first children’s books in the fall of 2012; they were a natural progression of her adventures. Muller’s clean black and white illustrations, with a touch of photography and splashes of bold color, brilliantly capture the expressions of Mirabelle as she makes each new discovery. With her wide set eyes and oversized head, Mirabelle looks smart, feisty, happy, and eager as she and Mr. Muller explore their neighborhood together. Mirabelle makes friends with a butterfly; leaps over puddles to catch her ball; and together she and Mr. Muller enjoy a tasty ice cream treat after a walk.
“I never realized that when Mirabelle came into my life she would become the direction of my life,” said Muller. “To me Mirabelle is a symbol of believing in yourself and following your dreams.”
For further information, call Proud Bookstore at 302-227-6969; visit BiblionBooks.com or call at 302- 644-2210. For those who cannot make the signing, stores can take your personalization over the phone or via email.