Weingarten Pens 1st Children’s Book

Jacket of Me & Dog by Gene Weingarten Gene Weingarten, the recipient of 2014 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, has published a new book, his first for children.

Me & Dog was released in September by Simon & Schuster. The illustrator is Eric Shansby.

Weingarten gave some background for his book in his column in The Washington Post.

The publisher says, “This deceptively simply picture book is the perfect start to a discussion about a subject seldom seen in children’s books — the nonthreatening feel of a world based on fact and reason, and not faith.”

Weingarten accepted the NSNC honor June 28 at its conference in Washington, D.C.

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This article first was published in the October 2014 edition of The Columnist, the membership newsletter of the NSNC.

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