Marshall Silverman book

In addition to an affinity of writing and reading children’s poetry, Marshall Silverman putters at his work bench a lot, plays the violin occasionally and runs marathons sometimes. He has a busy medical practice but he does not give shots to his patients. He asks his nurse to do that. Photo courtesy of Warren Publishing 

CHARLOTTE – Warren Publishing author Marshall Silverman won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for his book, “Could I Please Have a Dog?”

The awards are given to authors who create books that support childhood literacy and lifelong reading. Silverman’s misadventure book received a silver award in the animals/pets category.

Could I Please Have a Dog?” is a story of how a really bad day can turn around when a furry friend is involved. The young protagonist makes every effort to persuade his family that adopting a dog is the best way to cheer him up.

This rhyming children's book celebrates tenacity, laughter and a can-do attitude.

A doctor by trade, Silverman proves that the life of an M.D. is not just charts and data and that often, laughter truly is the best medicine. Silverman lives in south Charlotte with his wife and three children.

I started writing children’s poetry after reading a poetry book to my kids that I didn’t think was all that good,” Silverman said. “This book is for any child who has ever wanted something so badly it's all he or she could see.”

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