Send a Smile; a Simple Way to Share Kindness

Mentor, Ohio – August 8, 2018 – How can we instill the values of kindness, helping and generosity in little kids? Writer and part-time graphic artist, Ron Pugel, has made the task easier with his debut children’s illustrated book, “Hangin’ with Henry: Friends Helping Friends”, to be officially released Tuesday, August 7. The book is currently available in paperback and Kindle editions from Amazon.

The theme of the book ties in nicely with National Smile Week (Aug. 12 – 18); therefore, we are kicking off the #SendSmiles initiative. We are asking kids to draw happy pictures and send them to Hangin’ with Henry, where they will be forwarded to our friends who are in the hospital to help brighten their days. Sending Smiles is a great way to put the message of the book into practice. Additional details are available on our website.

In this fun and light-hearted book, Pugel is able to exemplify caring through the character of Henry, a caring and fun-loving neighbor and pal to everyone, who drives around town in his trusty pickup truck. Henry is always willing to help his friends in the neighborhood, but one day, his truck breaks down. What will he do, and will his friends be around to help him?

Henry’s is a story very close to Pugel’s heart (his dad’s name was Henry), and all the characters are named after relatives he has lost, including his wife’s dad. It’s not surprising to find out that Pugel has been a car enthusiast his whole life and owns a 1968 GMC pickup truck, just like Henry in the book.

“I chose to put the pickup truck in the book because it reminds me of the fun times I’ve had helping my friends,” said author Ron Pugel.

A picture story (illustrations by Daniel Aires) that will appeal to children of all ages, the story of Henry presents a great role model for all kids.

As a preschool teacher, I know how hard it can be to find stories that teach lessons without being preachy. The tale of Henry does just that. Children will enjoy Henry’s many adventures, and at the end they’ll be asking themselves, “How can I be a helpful friend?” said a reader review.

‘Hangin’ with Henry’ has attracted a good readership, and recently reached the #1 spot for new releases on Amazon. Visit our website and signup to receive free ‘Hangin’ With Henry’ coloring pages and more information on sending in smiles. Join in the fun and pickup your copy of ‘Hangin’ With Henry’ today and don’t forget to send in your smiles!

About Ron Pugel

Ron Pugel was born in 1963 in Willowick, OH, and has been a lifelong resident of Cleveland’s east side. He has been with the same company for more than 27 years in his current role as Contracts Manager. With his first children’s book, “Hangin’ with Henry: Friends Helping Friends”, Ron has accomplished a lifelong dream of becoming the author of a children’s book.

Ron and his wife Dawn also run ATTA Enterprises, the umbrella company for the various e-commerce businesses owned by them.


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Hangin’ with Henry
9401 Mentor Ave #265
Mentor OH 44060

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