Mascot Books Publishes "Brady Meets The President"

Children's Book Written by Shelley Little as a Tribute to a Beloved pet and member of the family, Brady.


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Shelley Little, Author

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Mascot Books Publishes “Brady Meets The President”

Children’s Book Written by Shelley Little as a Tribute to a Beloved pet and member of the family, Brady.

Note: Shelley Little is available for signings and readings in the LeClaire, Iowa area.

Herndon, Virginia; March 13, 2012: Mascot Books announces the release of Brady Meets The President, an educational children’s book written by Shelley Little, a freelance writer.

It was a very serendipitous moment when local freelance writer, Shelley Little, walked into the doors of LeClaire’s Grasshoppers gift shop.

“I was just going into the store to see if Kim Collier (the owner of Grasshoppers) would be interested in being featured in the local business column that I write for Bettendorf News. At the time, I did not even realize that President Obama had recently been to the shop,” said author, Shelley Little.

From that moment on, Kimberly Collier and Shelley Little, became fast friends and business partners in the creation of the new children’s book, Brady Meets the President.

It all began on August 16th, 2011 when President Barack Obama unexpectedly dropped in to do a little shopping in Grasshoppers while visiting LeClaire, Iowa. 

Kimberly Collier was pleasantly surprised by the President’s visit. “It was a delight and honor to have a chance to meet the President and have him shop in our gift store. Even Brady our golden retriever was quite excited. Actually, he sort of stole the show, which is how this book came to be.”

The President is not the first visitor of the shop to be taken with the affectionate dog, Brady. The dog had become quite a mascot for Grasshoppers, with daily visitors stopping in just to give him a pat or a dog treat. So when Kim’s mother, Sam DenBesten, suggested that the experience of meeting the President would make a great children’s book, especially if it was written through the eyes of Brady, everyone dove right in.

Shelley Little published this unique book through the Mascot Books Author Program. The Mascot Books Author Program allows prospective authors to publish their children’s books in a way that combines the freedom of self-publishing with all the support a publishing industry leader has to offer.

To purchase Brady Meets The President, and for more information about the Mascot Books Author Program, please visit For more information about author Shelley Little or Grasshoppers gift shop, please visit, and


About Mascot Books

Mascot Books, located in Herndon, Virginia, was founded in 2003 by Naren and Aimee Aryal with the release of their first children's book about their alma mater's mascot, the Virginia Tech Hokie Bird. With more than 300+ titles on the market and over 2,000,000 books sold to date, Mascot Books publishes children's titles for colleges and universities, professional sports teams, public and private elementary schools, and individual authors with great ideas. Learn more about Mascot Books at