Dolly Parton Unveils New Children’s Book Inspired by Her Instagram-Famous Pup
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Dolly Parton’s Instagram-famous pooch is now the star of his very own children’s book. Billy, the country legend’s pet Frenchie, is the inspiration behind Dolly Parton’s Billy the Kid Makes It Big, a book about following your dreams, and the magic of music.
Released April 25, Billy the Kid Makes It Big is already a hit, soaring to number one on Amazon’s best-selling children’s books chart.
Buy Dolly Parton’s Billy the Kid Makes It… $17.99
Written by Parton herself, with help from Erica S. Perl and illustrations by MacKenzie Haley, the book follows Parton’s French bulldog, Billy the Kid, who decides to head to Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a country star. Along the way, he runs into some stiff competition in the form of some four-legged bullies who he must out-sing and out-perform at the “Battle of the Bow-Wows.”
Taking cues from Parton’s iconic discography (and with an appearance from the singer herself), Billy must turn to his favorite songs — including “Jowlene” and “I Will Pawlways Love You,” natch — to “regain self-confidence and be the star he always knew he could be.”
Publisher Penguin Workshop says the picture book is all about “standing up to people (and dogs) who put you down and finding the drive to achieve your dreams.”
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This isn’t the first time Parton has put her pooch front and center — the animal lover unveiled her “Doggy Parton” line of pet toys and accessories last year. She’s also written a number of other books — for both young and old fans alike — in the past.
Buy ‘Billy the Kid’ Audiobook $6.13
Dolly Parton’s Billy the Kid Makes It Big is available now on Amazon.com. Get the the 40-page picture book on hardcover or for your Kindle. You can also listen to Parton narrate the tale herself by picking up Billy the Kid on audiobook. Amazon currently offers a free trial to Audible that lets you listen to Parton reading her children’s book for free. Or you can download the audio version for $6.
The new Dolly Parton children’s book follows the launch of The Unofficial Dollywood Cookbook, a new recipe book released earlier this month that features 100 Southern-inspired meals from Parton’s famous tourist attraction in Tennessee.
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