Book Review: Paw Prints in the Sand by Elizabeth Parker #BtC4A

Since I began my primary blog, (Cat Chat With Caren & Cody), it has been important to me to take part in Blog the Change For Animals, a well-known blogging event where bloggers blog about causes, people and events that  are  near and dear to our hearts in the world of animals.  Blog the Change For Animals  takes place annually, (January 15,  April 15,  July 15 and October 15).   Many of us blog about animal causes that are important to us all throughout the year, but  it is extra heart-warming to see so many come together for this most important event.

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I was given the opportunity of reviewing a marvelous book this past weekend, Paw Prints in the Sand by author Elizabeth Parker. This is not the first book that I have reviewed of Elizabeth’s, it is at least the third! Through the course of reading and reviewing Elizabeth’s books,  I not only became  a HUGE fan of her writing, but I have enormous respect and admiration  for her as a PERSON. Elizabeth has to be one of the kindest, most compassionate women that I have met on my blogging journey. ****More about that at the end of this blog post.

Why include Paw Prints in the Sand in the Blog the Change For Animals blogging event? While reading this book I saw that there was no way that I WOULDN’T include it.

Click on the photo to visit Elizabeth's website and to purchase Paw Prints and other books by Elizabeth Parker

Click on the photo to visit Elizabeth’s website and to purchase Paw Prints and other books by Elizabeth Parker

Paw Prints in the Sand tackles  important subjects such as;  the importance of spaying and neutering pets and adopting from a local shelter, as well as the horrors of irresponsible “backyard breeders” and the deplorable conditions that puppy mill pups are subjected to.

From the moment I began reading Paw Prints my heart was pounding, my attention was riveted, I was on the edge of my seat.  I originally had planned on reading Paw Prints last Friday night, and my intention was to begin the book and finish it on Saturday. I finished Paw Prints in about three hours. I could NOT put it down.


The  imagery evoked is often unsettling , there were times that I cried, gasped and cringed,  the plot was so real to me that I had forgotten that this book is a work of  fiction. While the book is fictional, the conditions described in Paw Prints, sadly, are NOT. 

Note from the Author:

Although this book and the groups/organizations in this book are a work of fiction and a complete figment of my imagination, unfortunately puppy mills and backyard breeders are quite real. The fears and quirks I’ve described in this book are extremely common with rescue dogs.

The environment for puppy mill dogs is incomprehensible. Keep in mind that while not all, many puppy stores do get their puppies from puppy mills and it is a continuing practice here in the United States.

Paw Prints in the Sand isn’t just about puppy mills, it is “a moving love story of sorts that demonstrates the unbreakable bond and sustainable love between dogs and humans.”

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***Author Elizabeth Parker GIVES BACK

A portion of the proceeds from her books are donated to various animal rescue groups.

One of the first books of Elizabeth’s that I had the honor of reviewing was: Final Journey: Buddy’s Book a tribute to her beloved Golden Retriever “Buddy” who after the publication of Finally Home was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma.  Elizabeth decided she wanted to help other dogs with the same diagnosis, hence Buddy Bracelets was born

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Click on the photo to see Elizabeth’s beautiful creations and to purchase.

40% of the sales of Buddy Bracelets will be donated to canine cancer foundations.

Now, as you can see, after reading about Paw Prints in the Sand and Elizabeth’s ongoing philanthropic efforts for rescue dogs, there was no way that I would ever think of NOT making her mission the topic of my Blog the  Change For Animals post.

Learn more about Author, Elizabeth Parker here

Today I have introduced an author to you who is actively helping to make a change to raise awareness about puppy mills, rescue dogs and dogs who have canine cancer. My question to YOU is: “What is your gift, and how will you use it to bring about positive change to your world?”

Enter to win: “Life Is Pawfect” by the “Pawtographer”, Robert Semrow

Hi my furiends and Happy New Year! Here we are in January and Mom and I are still trying to wrap up some things we had pending in 2012. One of them is an adorable and sure-to-make-you-smile book by Robert Semrow, also known as, “The Pawtographer.” The book is called Life Is Pawfect and let me tell you pals, this book IS JUST THAT…”PAWFECT!!” 

It’s charming, witty, uplifting, superbly photographed and just plain FUN!

Photo Courtesy of Robert  Semrow. Click on the photo to visit his website

Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow. Click on the photo to visit his website

Life Is Pawfect is the perfect book to help get your New Year off on the right paw. It is chock full of the most adorable photographs, all printed on high quality glossy photo paper. Accompanying each photograph is a quote and an  uplifting or humorous saying that will be sure to brighten your day.

 

"Life is Pawfect...when the art of something can be embraced by the mouths of many!" Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow The Pawtographer.

“Life is Pawfect…when the art of something can be embraced by the mouths of many!” Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow The Pawtographer.

"Life is Pawfect...when we are willing to jump in and see where the current takes us!" Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow, "The Pawtographer"

“Life is Pawfect…when we are willing to jump in and see where the current takes us!” Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow, “The Pawtographer”

 

About  ” The Pawtographer” from Robert Semrow who is “proud to be “The Pawtographer.”

I love animals and have a tremendous amount of fun being around them. Whether it’s a traditional pose, a candid moment or a creative themed experience, I want to capture those silly looks, funny outfits and special moments that animals allow us to have with them. I want to show the world that energy, unconditional love and attention that animals freely give us.

I have always found that animals are the most naturally loving beings. They will let us hug, play, dress up and goof around with them, if we just give them what they want and deserve most-love and attention…and the occasional treat.

 

"Life is Pawfect...when your vintage exceeds expectations!" Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow, "The Pawtographer"

“Life is Pawfect…when your vintage exceeds expectations!” Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow, “The Pawtographer”

 

 

"Life is Pawfect...when there's bubbles between your toes!" Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow, The Pawtographer

“Life is Pawfect…when there’s bubbles between your toes!” Photo Courtesy of Robert Semrow, The Pawtographer

 

Life Is  Pawfect is the perfect coffee table or bedside table book. It would make the best birthday, get-well, thinking of you,  gift or Valentine’s gift or ANYTIME gift for the animal lover in your life!

Robert was incredibly generous, when he sent me my review copy of Life Is Pawfect he included an extra book for one of my readers!

HOW TO ENTER: Give-away is open to EVERYONE! Just leave a comment telling me how YOUR “Life Is Pawfect” by Monday, January 7th at 5PM Eastern. Winner will be selected by http://www.random.org and will be announced on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th. Be sure that I have a way to contact you should you be the lucky winner! Good Luck!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

To Purchase Life Is Pawfect:

CLICK HERE

ISBN: 13: 978-0-9860198-0-7

Visit www.thepawtographer.com

 

In full disclosure: I was sent a copy of Life Is Pawfect to read and review along with an extra copy for one of my readers. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post.

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Book Review: Dog Sense by Sneed B. Collard III

Being a teen or pre-teen is hard enough without throwing into the mix moving to an entirely new and boring  city, coping with having  lost a father due to his having  deserted his family, being bullied at school, having superior math skills but finding English to be a challenge,  summoning the courage to speak to a girl that you have a crush on and various other challenges that life has put in your path.

From the Publisher:

Montana is a long way from California. Thirteen-year-old Guy is trying to make the best of a difficult situation. He and his mother have moved in with his grandfather after his father’s “unannounced departure.” Back home, Guy skateboarded, surfed, and played video games with his friends. Here the kids only seem to talk about cars, fishing, and hunting.

Life at Big Sky Middle School is also a disappointment. Guy is bored in math class and over his head in English. He quickly becomes a target for Brad Mullen, class bully. But at least Guy has his beloved Border collie, Streak, and eventually he makes a friend, classmate Luke Grant. Soon Guy and Luke hatch a plan to train Streak to compete against Brad Mullen and his dog at the town’s Frisbee catching competition. But the rivalry between Guy and Brad escalates until an impulsive wager pits the boys head to head and places Streak in jeopardy.

Veteran author Sneed Collard offers young readers an affecting, realistic portrait of an adolescent boy who must learn to cope with conflicts and challenges in an unfamiliar environment and to accept changes in his life that are beyond his control.

I don’t know if it is because I am a woman, but when I finished this book  (and finding that it did not hold my interest well I found it took me longer to finish reading Dog Sense than most of the books that I review),I felt rather ho-hum.

I did like the author’s direct and conversational style, but I believe I would have enjoyed this book more had there been more of a reference to DOGS. For me, the title Dog Sense led me to believe the dogs in the book would play a larger role. I felt their appearance in the book was rather weak. I would have enjoyed reading less about the bullying of Guy by Brad, and would have enjoyed reading MORE about the impact their respective dogs had on their life.

This book didn’t tug at my heart, grab my attention or make me think, and to me those are all requisites of a “good read.”

Dog Sense will appeal to boys ages 8-12, beyond that?  It is doubtful.  Will  girls relate to Dog Sense?  Also doubtful. As a pre-teen and teen my family moved quite a bit and my family was also broken. Did having lived those experiences allow Dog Sense to touch a place deep within me? No.

Would I have liked much more of a story that put more emphasis on the DOGS of Dog Sense? Absolutely.

Put on your “must read” list?  If you are a boy ages 8-12 maybe,  anyone else? A resounding. NO.

  • Hardcover: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-56145-351-1

Book Review: Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions by Steve Dale

Have a new dog and don’t know what to do?

Have an older dog and think you can’t “teach an old dog new tricks?”

Up to your ears with doggy mischief?

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Good Dog: Practical Answers to Behavior Questions written by Steve Dale with messages by Betty White, Victoria Stilwell and Dr.Sheldon Rubin is just the ticket to help answer the questions that you have, as well as the questions that you haven’t asked yet!

This book is chock full of information with chapters such as:

Dog-On-Dog Aggression

Pet-On-People Aggression

Housetraining 101

To Crate or Not to Crate?

Excessive Barking (a personal favorite!)

and many more.

From Facebook:

“Steve Dale is a syndicated columnist; TV, radio and podcast host; pet advocate and certified animal behavior consultant. Pet owners across the United States seek out his expert advice and commentary on everything from controversial pet legislation to calming an anxious calico.

Dale writes two weekly syndicated columns for Tribune Media Services (TMS). He’s also a contributing editor at USA Weekend, a columnist for Cat Fancy and thecatchannel.com, and a ChicagoNow blogger. Recently, Dale published his first series of eBooks, including “Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions” and “Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions,” for the ePublishing division of TMS.

Dale also hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows, “Steve Dale’s Pet World” and “The Pet Minute,” together these shows air on more than 100 radio stations, and a weekly WGN radio podcast. He’s appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show;” “National Geographic Explorer;” “Pets: Part of the Family,” and several Animal Planet television programs.”

From the Foreword by Victoria Stilwell, Dog Trainer,  Author and Host of “It’s Me or the Dog” on TV’s Animal Planet

“Steve and I are both advocates for the use of modern, science-based, positive reinforcement dog-training methods, as opposed to outdated dominance/punitive methods. Usually these are based on the misguided belief that positive training signifies weakness in the owner, and that dogs won’t respect such supposed non-leaders. This, of course is nonsense.”

This book is a treasure trove of information written in a question and answer format,  offering multiple, practical solutions to common problems that all of us who own dogs either are experiencing or have experienced at one time or another.

It is Steve’s hope that “people read and learn, and sometimes are entertained by, these questions and answers. If one dog is saved from the shelter as a result of the advice offered in these pages, I’ve done my job.”

One of my favorite parts of this book happens to be in the back section where Steve has listed many “Additional Resources” which range from books to a vast assortment of websites which are invaluable to dog/pet owners everywhere.

I was not compensated for this review. I received a copy of Good Dog to read/review.

This book is dedicated to Steve’s dog Lucy, a miniature Australian Shepherd who passed away in 2011. For over 10 years she regularly visited an animal-assisted therapy program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. In memory of Lucy, Steve created a memorial fund to support animal assisted therapy efforts and the American Humane Association Award for Therapy Dog. You can read more about Lucy and give to her cause, here

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Book Review: Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight From The Doghouse By Allia Zobel Nolan

Hi fellow Doggies! It’s me, Dakota!

As some of you may know I am not the only one in the pack to have a blog,  my kitty brother Cody has one too! Yesterday he was pretty smug after featuring a book that he and Mom both were laughing their rotund bellies off at;  “I’d Rather Be A Cat: The Official “Better Than Dogs” Cat Book, written by the witty and talented, self-professed “cat person” Allia Zobel Nolan.

Their “catty” behavior was really getting under my fur!

What about me? Does Allia have something against dogs? There was no book for ME to bark about?

Well, as it turns out there is! The book I am referring to is Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight From The Doghouse, written by none other than the woman with an amazing pedigree Allia Zobel Nolan. Knowing that I would feel left out in the dog house without a book of my own to read and review, she was kind enough to send me a book of my own to read with my Mom!

You  think that cats are the only ones that have mystery and secrets that they need to cough up like a furball stuck in their throat?  You are wrong! We dogs have secrets  too! We have confessions to make!  We can’t walk around forever burying our secrets in the dirt like yesterday’s bones! No siree!

By her own admission, Allia Zobel Nolan is a “cat person and always will be” She, like my Mom, is a “card carrying member of the Cat Writer’s Association” but I gotta raise my paw to her! She may be a “cat person” but she sure has her paw on what makes doggies, well, DOGGIES!

When writing this hilarious and cute-as-a-tail-on-a-pug’s-butt,  book,  Zobel Nolan  collected canine confessions from all over the globe! We couldn’t wait to hurl our cookies!  For those not familiar with dog-speak that translates to tell our secrets! What kind of secrets do we have? Ohhh you wouldn’t believe the things we do when our pack leaders are away! Then again, YOU WOULD cause you do many of the things listed in this book too!  That is why you will love this book so much fellow doggies! You can relate!

Here are some of the confessions of doggies from around the globe that will have you wagging your tail in recognition:

  • using Mom’s electric toothbrush to clean their tongue
  • living for the day, THEY can throw the ball, and DAD can fetch it!
  • wearing Mom’s hair extensions
  • rolling in garbage, burying the neighbor’s wash…barking contests and more

Like the above? I knew you would? Here are some more!

From Chihuahua, Taco Alejandro Maximilian Ruiz, aka Senor Stinky, Bogata, Colombia: ” Trainer say, “Dog need housebreak training.” I theenk, I don’t need no stinkin’ training. I can break the house myself. So I did.

and another

From Porkchops, Indianapolis, Indiana, “Homework? Yeah, I ate it…and Mom’s cell and a violet plant too. But, hey, there’s always room for dessert.”

Pretty hilarious aren’t they? You can stop spinning now, you’ll make yourself dizzy. (Oh and you should see the super cute photos that go with each confession! Bet you can find a dog breed in this book that YOU know, heck it might just be YOU!)

So there you have it my canine compadre, you aren’t alone. You don’t have to hang your head and drag your tail between your legs in shame thinking that YOU are the ONLY obedience school drop out on the bus. There IS someone who understands.  Someone who has allowed the confessions of doggies to be heard around the world!

Someone REALLY “gets” us!  I can sniff out talent a mile away, even if that talent DOES have the lingering smell of CAT!

Now if you will excuse me, like Crackers, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “My confession? I love attention, I’m a hog for attention. I love, love, love attention. Can’t get enough attention. You gonna give me some attention? I need attention!”

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

ISBN:978-O-7369-4450-5

From Harvest House Publishers

64 pages-in a super cute, pocket-size book!

for all ages

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of seven cat books and over 150 children’s and adult trade titles with 2 1/2 million books in print. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband and their three (perish the thought!)  CATS!

For more information about Allia Zobel Nolan, visit her at:

www.AlliaWrites.com

www.kittyliterate.blogspot.com

www.theworrywartsprayerbook.wordpress.com

Book Review:Raising My Furry Children By Tracy Ahrens, Guest Story by Steve Dale

I had the pleasure and honor of being given the opportunity of reading and reviewing a delightful and touching book, Raising My Furry Children by Tracy Ahrens.

Before I even opened the book I knew I was going to love it. I know there are some of you who don’t consider your pets to be your “furry children”, but I also know there are many of you, like myself, WHO DO.

Tracy Ahrens is one of those people. Her book features columns that she had written over the years, more or less in diary form (minus dates of entry and in no particular chronological order) that highlight moments in her “furry children’s” lives that run the gamut of hilarious to heart-wrenching.

If you are like me you derive great enjoyment from reading about the experiences of other “pet parents” that make you laugh and that also offer you the opportunity to learn. Raising My Furry Children will not disappoint.

The first half of the book features Tracy’s first dog, an American Brittany named Speckles and the hilarious and touching moments of his life that Tracy has so beautifully documented. A part of the proceeds of the book sales will go to American Brittany Rescue.

Also in the first half  of Raising My Furry Children is a guest story by Steve DaleSteve authors a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services), and is host of two nationally syndicated shows (www.petworldradio.net) and Steve Dale’s Pet World, heard on WGN in Chicago. He’s also a contributing editor at USA Weekend. Recently he was named a National Ambassador for the American Humane Association.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the superb illustrations (48 total!) that were drawn by Tracy and are featured in this book.  They were done using graphite (a medium I ADORE working with but without the exquisite results that Tracy has brilliantly accomplished.) I was in complete awe of their life-like appearance and the obvious artistic gift that Tracy has in her execution of these  drawings.

I have no human children that I have given birth to, which is always a nagging thought when I think about events that have transpired in my life. I always dreamed I would have children of my own but God had other plans.

To those who think it is nuts to refer to your pets as your “furry children” I say “pfffffffffffttttt!!!”

To those who share Tracy’s feelings as well as mine, I say  pick up a copy of this tenderly touching gem. You will be laughing, nodding in agreement,  and touched to your core.

From Tracy: Most importantly, my pets are listeners, observers and counselors, lying on my lap when I am upset or tired, and jumping about happily when I am full of energy. I talk to them, and they look into my eyes with simple understanding. 

As Tracy states in her front-of-the-book dedication this book is for:

all those who love,

have loved or

will love creatures great and small

Paperback: 259 pages

Publisher:  Weaving Dreams Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9824876-7-9

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tracy is a graduate of Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois.  Tracy Ahren’s current columns appear on the Tails Pet Media Web site as a monthly blog-www.tailsinc.com.

For More Information Visit:

 www.raisingmyfurrychildren.weebly.com

and www.tracyahrens.weebly.com

Watch Tracy’s Delightful Interview With Steve Dale:

Semi-“Wordy” Wednesday-Dogphoria By Jim Dratfield

From Facebook: “Dogphoria celebrates the joy of dogs & their innate ability to experience euphoria in everyday moments of life.”

From Dogphoria  “Dogphoria is a 132-page collection of candid photos of dogs with insightful quotes that illustrate the companionship & loyalty of dogs.”

Enormous THANKS to my friend Stacy Kowalchuk from Trupanion Pet Insurance  for giving me the wonderful gift of Dogphoria!!!

This is a cherished addition to my dog book library! It is one that shouldn’t be hidden on a shelf,  it should be displayed and visited again and again, every quote in this book will  give you paws pause and the photos need no explanation, they stand on their own.

 

 

Dogphoria’s charity partner is Leader Dogs For The Blind.  Proceeds benefit Halo Pet Foundation.

 

I was not compensated for this post. I was given this book by Stacy and after seeing how beautiful it is, I had to share it with ALL of YOU!

Book Review: “My Dog Does That!” By Elizabeth Parker

How many times as a doggie parent, have you been in the company of other dogs and witnessed behavior, everything from stellar to “I pray someone didn’t just see him do that”  and you are certain that YOUR dog is the ONLY dog who does that?

Well, my friends, you are WRONG!

Somewhere, someplace there is a dog (or DOGS) who do the same thing!

Whew!! I thought it was just me!

My Dog Does That by author Elizabeth Parker is a book that is full of light-bulb-moments and levity and is a  quick-read at 143 pages (I finished it within two hours), that will leave you nodding your head and saying to yourself (yes doggie parents are known to talk to themselves!) “My Dog Does That!!”

I am not going to cite every example in this book because frankly it will take the fun away from purchasing it and reading it yourself, but let me offer you a few examples of Dakota’s “quirks” and I bet you  that you will find at least ONE that strikes a chord of familiarity with YOU and your beloved four-legger!

1) He HATES taking walks

2) He barks at everything known to man

3) He eats whatever is within his reach, no questions asked

4) Dakota is a thief, he will “steal” whatever isn’t nailed down

5) Dakota’s favorite day is “laundry day” he will wait at my side pretending to be intently focused on me folding the clothes, he IS but it is because he is on-the-alert for a sock that just might escape from the pile.

6) He has eaten cell phones, table legs, CD cases, combs, and wood from the molding on our front door.

Nodding yet? I thought so.

To those who are, that is exactly what you will be doing when you read “My Dog Does That.” Dog lovers, you aren’t alone!!

Just today my husband and I were at my sister-in-laws when their Labradoodle started attacking the huge glass window in the family room accompanied by scratching, jumping and maniacal barking. Why? There was a man walking a dog outside…not overly close by mind you, just within the range of his vision.

My first thought?

MY dog does THAT!”

My friends, the things that YOUR dog and MY dog do are the very things that this book is about. The moments that embarrass us, appall us, make us beam with pride or make us love our dogs because these actions and moments are what MAKE our dogs, well…DOGS and are what make them special, are exactly what this endearing book is about.

One of many chapters that I enjoyed was Chapter 3 “Follow The Leader” where Parker talks about three separate categories of dog behavior and what they mean. There is The Nurturing Type,  Nonchalant Dogs and The Immature Dogs.

I wasn’t surprised at all to find that Dakota fit the last category. Here is the description:

“this type is the equivalent of a two-year old child except that they never grow up. You may find that they continually chew things well into their adult years, or are consistently getting into trouble. More often than not, they believe their real name is “NO!” (In Dakota’s case HIS real name is “drop it!” or “TRADE!”)

“they are the fun dogs; the ones who seem to want to put on a show just to entertain you”

“at the end of the day they are the ones that usually need to be hugged, coddled, snuggled and loved.”

Another favorite chapter was  “You Might Be A Dog Lover….” and the characteristics that WE as dog lovers have that I bet you thought were just unique to YOU!

Well, they’re not!

Have I piqued your interest? I hope so!  Pick up a copy of My Dog Does That and somewhere in this light-hearted and FUN book you will find a description of  doggie behavior (positive or negative)  that will so strongly resonate with you  that you will SWEAR that Elizabeth has written about YOUR dog!

You know what? I bet she HAS!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elizabeth Parker was born and raised in New York.

“As an avid dog lover, I volunteer for a few dog rescue organizations, as well as donate a portion of the proceeds from all of my books to some that I strongly believe in.” 

Elizabeth lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband.

TO PURCHASE “MY DOG DOES THAT” by Elizabeth Parker visit www.amazon.com, Kindle, or Nook. You may also purchase it by visiting:www.elizabethparkerbooks.com

ISBN: 146369881X

FOLLOW ELIZABETHat:  Twitter.com/golden_books andfacebook.com/goldenbooks1 

We  were not compensated for this review. We received Elizabeth’s books to read/review. All opinions are our own.

Winner Of “Menagerie” By Sharon Montrose, Illustrations And Lettering By Julianna Swaney

I love how things in life work. Sometimes coincidences are just delightful!

Today is the perfect example of that.

Author/Illustrator Wendy Wahman

Last summer I had the pleasure of reviewing two delightful  children’s books by  author/illustrator, Wendy Wahman.

The first book of Wendy’s that I had reviewed was “Don’t Lick The Dog” , you can read the review here

The second book of Wendy’s that I had reviewed was actually reviewed on my other blog, Cat Chat.  The title of the book is “A Cat Like That” and you can read that review here

You can also visit Wendy’s website here

As you have probably already figured out…

WENDY WAHMAN  is the winner of “Menagerie” (as chosen by www.random.org)

CONGRATULATIONS WENDY!!

Please email me your complete mailing address to cgittleman @ mi dot rr dot com