December 16, 2020

Local Author Delivers Smiles with
Her Children’s Book This Holiday Season

Children’s sing-along book author and vocalist Bridget Burton (known to local neighbors as Barbara Burton Graf) will be making holiday deliveries to La Jolla communities through Christmas Eve. Burton and her puppy, 3-month-old English Springer Spaniel Scarlett successor to Annie about whom the book is written) will not only deliver any book purchased to children and grandchildren in her neighborhood, but for every book purchased, she will also be making a donation of the digital version to local nonprofit organizations that support children in need – such as the San Diego Mission, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Resource Center, among others, to put smiles on the faces of as many children as she can this holiday season.

The children’s book, Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai’s Beloved Pup, is a sing-along that follows Annie throughout the island of Kauai as she goes on adventures such as canoeing, zip lining, and even enjoying a luau party with a Shih Tzu. Burton says, “My love for the Hawaiian Islands prompted me to write this book and knowing that children learn better when there is music involved, it was a natural add-on to put the words to music.” In addition, Burton shared that the digital version includes enhanced features such as animated text and a map of Kauai showing the different locations that Annie visits which improves or accelerates reading skills and teaches geography.

Parents and grandparents who purchase the print version for their toddlers and early readers for just $25 will also receive the music and the digital version for free and be notified of the organization that benefitted from their purchase – delivering holiday smiles to not only their own children and grandchildren but also to children in need. “Scarlett has her sweater and Santa cap ready to go!” said Burton, “She and I are both excited to do some contactless delivering!” Purchasers will receive a text notification with delivery time so that the children can be sure to be watching.

Digital version preview and purchase options are available at For more information, please visit the website or email [email protected].