Diva Pearl Pekingese: Life after Show Biz for a Pekingese

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Life After Showbiz is an intimate portrayal of the World's most beautiful Pekingese, a divine white bombshell so pretty, even Mr. Winkle declared his love for her! After many years of retirement, Miss Pearl steps out of her pink carriage to proclaim "It's time for a lady dog star". Make room for little Diva Pearl! Within the pages of this book are not only stunning pictures of one of the World's most glamourous dogs, but also her unique story. Pearl reveals various aspects of her life from her lineage, her ...
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Overview

Life After Showbiz is an intimate portrayal of the World's most beautiful Pekingese, a divine white bombshell so pretty, even Mr. Winkle declared his love for her! After many years of retirement, Miss Pearl steps out of her pink carriage to proclaim "It's time for a lady dog star". Make room for little Diva Pearl! Within the pages of this book are not only stunning pictures of one of the World's most glamourous dogs, but also her unique story. Pearl reveals various aspects of her life from her lineage, her career, her near death experience, her favorite activities and the special people in her life from her Nanny to her Fashion designer and an opportunity to see the world through her eyes. A famous musician was so inspired by Pearl's beauty, he composed a ballad for her, so she has her own song "Miss Pearl's Song". This might be a first! Best in Show (Westminster 2012) Grand Champion Malachy endorses Diva Pearl the Pekingese book and wrote the forward, plus he included a bonus picture of himself, from his private collection. Pearl keeps making history as she was Miss January 2012 Cover girl for a dog magazine, years after retirement, another first! Pearl is not just another Pekingese, she is a sleeve Pekingese weighing just over 6 pounds. In ancient China, sleeve Pekingese were considered very rare and Imperial rulers would stick them up their sleeves. Temples were built for worshipping them! Commoners were not allowed to look at Pekingese, let alone look at a white Sleeve. Pearl welcomes you to look at her. Thank Goodness times have changed!
Diva Pearl is a an affable, imaginative princess who loves and is loved by many. Yes, she has had her share of struggles but she's had many comebacks to prove it. Diva Pearl is for kids of all ages and dog lovers who appreciate beauty and want to be inspired by a little fluffy dog.
Diva Pearl's story is about comebacks..guaranteed to lift spirit and touch your heart!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470118006
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 60
  • Sales rank: 1,199,552
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Diva Pearl (Miss Pearl) inspires her owner, Vicki Gattuso, because they both seem to live in parallel universes, with each another. Vicki is an Ohio native who spends her winter months in Charleston, SC with her husband Jim, two white Pekingese (Pearl and Shoko) plus Oshi, a Japanese Chin. Vicki is part owner of a furniture manufacturing business, with her husband Jim. Pekingese with their ancient history, art and lore are Vicki's passion! You might find her, Pearl and the boys, all strolling along a barrier island beach in SC!
Malachy (Westminster BIS 2012) says "Pearl's book is a rare gem, just like she is!"
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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    My little Frugals LOVE this book! I also really enjoyed readi



    My little Frugals LOVE this book! I also really enjoyed reading about Miss Pearl! The story is all about Miss Pearl who is a retired show dog. You will learn about Miss Pearl, her life, the history of the Pekingese breed, and about Miss Pearl's family.


    This is a feel good book that all members of your family will enjoy reading.


    I also like "Pearls of Wisdom". Those are gentle reminders for all of us!


    I highly recommend this book! This is a great book for your childrens library!


    I give this book 5 *****.


    Thank you to the author for providing me a review copy of this book as well as a cd of Miss Pearl's song!

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

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    Diva Pearl the Pekingese: Life After Showbiz by Miss Pearl and V

    Diva Pearl the Pekingese: Life After Showbiz by Miss Pearl and Vicki Gattuso is a new picture book chronicling the life of a pampered per- a show dog named Pearl. This canine memoir covers everything about Pearl's life, starting with her ancestry, her career, motherhood, retirement and even her brush with death. This unique autobiographical account is written from the first person point of view of a dog.

    This brightly designed book will appeal to those readers who have pure bred show dogs themselves and are familiar with the life of a dog show. I can imagine a grandmother sharing her love of pure breeds and dog shows as she gives this book to a young grand daughter. For those readers unfamiliar with pure breed dogs and shows, this book is educational. The cool scientific facts throughout the book will certainly capture the attention of children. There is a lot of information about the Pekingese breed as well as its ancient origins. So many facts will jump out at the reader- young and old alike. It is interesting to note that this man made breed of dog can not be born without medical assistance of a c-section due to the shape of their skulls. It raises issues about the efficacy of man's interventions in breeding animals. This pampered animal lives in the seat of luxury, enjoying pampering that I am sure not too many humans can afford! Pearl has her own pink stroller, boudoir, hairdresser and caretaker. This book is filled with full color graphics and photographs of Pearl- some of these photos are from professional photo shoots and many are candid shots. While the quality of photos reproduced well, I believe some of the candid shots could have been omitted as it can detract from the professional look of the book. For example the spread on page 8 looks a bit cluttered almost like a personal photo album. The photograph of the airport signage on page 12 also gives the book a scrapbook type of touch- which possibly may have been the author's intent.

    At times the text is too lengthy and might not hold the younger reader's attention. In some areas, too much information is provided for the young audience. When Pearl explains on page 52, "I almost died because my blood didn't clot right, and the vet thought that I died for a moment...I decided to come back"- . I am certain this may initiate some questions about life, death and maybe even spirituality. Some of the euphemisms may not be easily understood and would have been better if left out entirely. For example on page 48, under the section "Motherhood", the reader is told that "Puppies are usually in the oven for about six weeks." Appropriate terminology would have been more suitable in this case. Or this fact could have been omitted entirely without detracting from the story. The phrases: "unique way of playing" or "wrestling with Shoko" might be misunderstood or misinterpreted -especially in light of the fact that it is followed by the section on "Motherhood". A parent or grandparent can not simply read this book casually to a child without being prepared to address some intense questions about life, death, birth and reproduction that this book is certain to raise.

    This book is sure to hold the attention of any reader of any age. This candid autobiographical accounts covers everything in Pearl's rich life. Her life is literally an open book, which ultimately delivers a message about the complexity and intrigue of the life of a showdog. As a blogger I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.

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