Thursday, March 30, 2017

How to Find Your Dream Dog Book By Dixie Tenny

Book Description:
Bringing a new dog into the household should be one of life’s happiest events. The process always starts with excitement and high expectations. Too often, though, it ends in disappointment. The new puppy wakes everyone three times a night, gnaws on furniture, piddles everywhere, knocks the children down. The new adolescent dog is too wild. The new adult dog growls at your neighbors. And where did all this dog hair come from?
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  Most people spend hours researching a new mattress, days researching a new car, and weeks researching a new home or job. Yet for a new dog, a companion for the next 10-15 years, the most they do is visit the nearest shelter or pet shop and buy whatever looks cute and appealing. It’s no wonder they end up disappointed. Whether you are looking for a purebred puppy or a charming mixed-breed, the type of dog you bring into your home matters. A quiet owner will struggle to keep up with a high-energy labrador mix, for instance, while an active outdoor family will be impatient with a snoozy bulldog. And finding the right kind of dog means becoming the right kind of owner—a task that takes some forethought and planning.
How To Find Your Dream Dog is here to fix the disconnect of dog ownership. It walks you step-by-step through the process of choosing the right type of dog for you—not only exploring the canine qualities that can determine your perfect puppy, adolescent, or adult dog, but also assessing your lifestyle to make sure you’re a good match for the dog, too. The book also looks at good (and bad) sources for finding healthy and sound pet dogs, gives guidelines for evaluating individual puppies, and warns of some red flags to watch out for during your dog search. With this guidebook in hand, you can be confident that the next puppy or dog you bring home will be the right companion and friend for you for the rest of its days.
Our furry girls Maggie and Molly rated this book 5 paw prints Both my Mom and I loved reading this book.  My mom finished the book first. She then asked me to read it to see what is my thoughts about this book How To Find Your Dream Dog.
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We found already our dreams dogs the American Staffordshireterrier dog named Maggie and Rat Terrier named Molly. They both are girls. Maggie is four and Molly just turned two years old yesterday.
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Reading this book is so amazing. You will learned a lot. Owning a dog takes many responsibilities. I know that my Mom sometimes gets mad at me if my big brother and I won't take them out to do their thing. You will also gives them exercise. Our dogs loves to go outside for a walk and run. Maggie loves to run and chases Molly. While Molly loves to hunt and being chased with Maggie.
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Though Maggie came to us miraculously. I was at that time has severe dog allergy. She helps me a lot coping with my dog allergy. Sometimes I get hives when she gives me sloppy kisses. We will trade anything for the world with our dogs. We both loved them to pieces. They are both amazing house and guard dogs. They have both different personalities. Maggie is so giving while Molly is being bossy. If you are looking for your dream dog, this book is your best guide. My mom and I both highly recommend this book. I wish you all the luck.  
Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Add on Goodreads
Author's Bio:
​Dixie Tenny is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior. During her 30+ years spent working with people and their pets, she has seen again and again how mismatches between dog and owner can create “behavior problems” that never would have happened if the right dog had been matched to the right owner in the first place. She wrote this book to help puppy buyers and dog adopters start out on the best possible foot with their new pet dogs, and stay on that path for years to come.
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Dixie Tenny has been helping people and their dogs find each other and form successful partnerships since the early 1980s. She founded two rescue organizations: Purebred Dog Rescue of Saint Louis in 1984, and Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue, Inc. in 1987. Dixie was the Director of Training for the Greater St. Louis Training Club, Inc., for five years, creating classes and overseeing the work of 40 head and assistant trainers. In 2003 she and another experienced trainer created Dogs Unleashed, LLC. They traveled to clients’ homes and worked with behavior and training issues.
Dixie’s professional credentials include trainer certifications from the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior, and the Association for Pet Dog Trainers. Dixie formed her own business, Human-Animal Learning Opportunities, LLC (HALO) in 2013. HALO hosts continuing education seminars for dog trainers.
Dixie has lived with a wide range of dogs over the years including mixed breeds, Australian Shepherds, Welsh and Cairn terriers, and more. While in Seattle, Dixie raised a labrador puppy for Canine Companions for Independence, Inc. (CCI). Currently Dixie lives with a Beauceron and an elderly Papillon, as well as four cats. When not doing things related to animals, she reads widely, enjoys the company of her three grown children, follows baseball and English Premier League football, and travels the world.
​Interview with ​Dixie Tenny, author of How to Find Your Dream Dog
Q: Why did you write a book about choosing a dog?
A: I began helping people with their pet dogs’ training and behavior over 30 years ago. Through all those years, I saw so many mismatched “couples” — people who had chosen a wonderful dog, but also a type of dog that just didn’t fit into their lifestyle. Those were my hardest cases, because so much of what the owners thought of as “behavior problems” was really just normal behavior for that type of dog. I wrote this book to try to help people find the right dog in the first place, so those mismatches don’t happen.
Q: Are dogs your favorite animal?
A: I can’t imagine my life without dogs. I love cats, too: I have four of them! And I have a soft spot in my heart for a funny little animal called a pangolin, which, sadly, is the most illegally trafficked animal in the world.
Q: Have you written any other books?
A: Yes. I wrote a young adult suspense novel when I was a young adult myself! It’s title is “Call the Darkness Down,” and it tells the story of an American college student who goes abroad for a term in the country of Wales, where her mother came from, and becomes involved in a dark family mystery.
Q: What is your next writing project?
A: I hope to write at least two more books that follow on “How to Find Your Dream Dog”: one about preparing yourself and your household to bring a dog home, and one about setting a great foundation during the first week at home with a puppy. I also dream of creating an online puppy course for pet owners.
Q: Have you done any other interesting work?
A: I really enjoyed working as a volunteer tour guide - a docent - at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle for several years. Learning all about the animals and then sharing that with the zoo visitors was very rewarding. As well as animal facts, I loved telling visitors about the fun behind-the-scenes stories, like the time a zookeeper dropped his radio in the orangutan exhibit…the big male orangutan took the radio completely apart, put it back together, and when he handed it back through the bars to the zookeeper, it worked!
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Spotlight For The Book Let’s Hug and The Unusualasaurases by Efrat Shoham

Book Description for Let’s Hug: 15 Hugs for Beginners:
There must be over a millions ways to say "I love you" or "I care about you", but with a single hug, even without words, you can simply feel it. This book is for toddlers, and encourages children and adults alike to try out all possible types of hugs. It's everyone's gain.
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It took seconds for the sweet testers who accompanied the writing of this book to adopt these 15 ways of showing love, to give and receive it. And our testers are not alone. Recent studies reveal that Oxitocin, the most fun hormone available, also known as the Love Hormone, is released into our bodies when we hug. Hugs are proven to have a generally positive healing and relaxing effect, since they increase calm and happiness, reinforce our self esteem, and support our sense of connection to those who are close to us. If you'd like to validate these studies, go ahead and hug. This book was beautifully illustrated by Yuval Israeli, and it's the second creative collaboration between Yuval Israeli and Efrat Shoham. Buy the Book: Amazon
Book Description for The Unusualasaurases:
Ages and ages ago, many different kinds of dinosaurs roamed our planet. Some were as large as whales, while others were the size of small dogs. Some were plant-eaters, while some ate other animals. Some had very long necks and tails, while others were tiny. Some had horns. Some had wings and could fly.
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Despite all of these many variations, they were all part of the dinosaur family. And, as is often the case with family, they shared many common features.
No one has ever never whatsoever seen a live dinosaur or spoken to one of them. So, what if dinosaurs could really talk, or smile, cry, dream, dance, play and joke?
To answer all of these questions, all you have to do is become an Imaginesaurus, and meet the Unusualasauruses.
This book is aimed at children aged 4 to 120. It introduces the readers to different types of personalities, characters, and skills and thus helps us to spot them at a glance.
This book was beautifully illustrated by Lilach Ramati.
Buy the Book:  Amazon
About the Author:
Efrat Shoham is an Israeli writer and independent publisher (The Pink Camel).
Shoham grew up in a small agricultural village in Israel. Her father was a farmer and her mother – a teacher and librarian. She lives with her family in Tel Aviv, on a small street lined with eucalyptus, mulberry and loquat trees, where 3 rabbits from the nearby kindergarten run wild.
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She thinks and believes that curiosity, imagination, humor, green fields, fresh mango or avocado and pink camels are some of the keys to a good and happy life.
Connect with the author:  Website  ~ Facebook
About the Illustrator of Let's Hug Yuval Israeli 
"I grew up in a kibbutz in the north of Israel and for years I live in Tel Aviv with Roy and our cat "tsimuki". I studied design and illustration at "Vital" the school of visual arts, which reunited later with "Shenkar".
I also learned classical painting in the "station studio".
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I always paint pop icons and characters which affected me, and I also always paint portraits of friends. Besides, I always enjoyed painting all kinds of creatures from my imagination".
 About the Illustrator of The Unusualasauruses
Lilach Ramati
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"I majored in visual communication in Holon Institute of Technology. I studied Interactive, but eventually my final project was an illustrated book. Today I work as a designer in games company".

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Fancy Nancy The Musical CD what a fun to listen

My Mama and I both loved music. We loved to listen and loved to sing along as well. Every time my Mama and I go somewhere,she always has music play while she is  driving. 

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Fancy Nancy The Musical is a new CD for me to listen. It has 11 songs. My favorite is the intro Overture. My Mama's favorite is the song You'll Always Be My Star. She said the song is for me. This CD is fun to listen. It has music from animals, learning manners and kids music that they will like to listen. It is our new CD in my collection.

If you love music  likes me, you should get it one for yourself. I know that you will love this CD just like me and my Mama. 


Friday, December 2, 2016

David Travels To The Past Book By Gonzalo Martinez De Antonana

Book Description:
David is a young and restless apprentice painter who wants to know everything about painting. His intelligent teacher, the Master Messina, invents a way of transporting David through time to prehistory. They go there looking for the origins of art, but once they are there nothing will be as they thought.
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In a second adventure they travel towards the unknown art of Mesopotamia. This time they won´t go alone. The sympathetic and intelligent Angela will travel to the past with them bringing her particular point of view.
My Summer Babe and I both rated this book 4 ****'s What a fun and educational travel while learning art
I have no doubt that my Summer Babe will enjoy reading this book. She loves art and reading this story entertains her at the same time learned more about art and its history. I saw her smiling while flipping the pages. She founds the illustration very funny. David and Master Messina is very interesting characters. Their journey is so much fun between these two and Angela joined the adventure as well.
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We both liked the story. At first she did not like the story because she taught it is about religion but as she read along, she is having a great time learning David and its; adventures. Though she has a hard time reading some of the places in the story. It did not stop her from finishing the book. There is so much to enjoy about the book from art history, animals at the same time exploring places that are very popular to the tourist.
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If your kids  love art like my Summer Babe, am sure they will laugh at David's adventure at the same time learning the history of art during the past.  David's art teacher looks very funny but at the same he is very entertaining. No doubt David had the best time learning how art is done during the past like my Summer Babe  while reading this book. This book could make a great Christmas gift for your art enthusiast and loves to read. 
Buy the Book:
USA: Amazon  ~  Kindle ~  Barnes & Noble
UK: Amazon  ~ Kindle
Australia: Fishpond  ~  Booktopia ~ Kindle
Author and Illustrator:
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María José is a teacher. She won international illustrations awards.
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Gonzalo has a degree in art history. He works in museums and as a tourist guide.
Connect with them: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook ~ Pinterest
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love Book by Aurora Whittet

Once upon a time . . . It’s how all heroes begin their story, and you’re a hero, too! Your mama has cancer, and it’s a scary journey, but you can help your mama just by being you—special, wonderful, YOU. Your mama loves you just the way you are. You are your mama’s knight.
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Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is an emotional toolbox that can help kids and parents communicate about what it means for Mama to have cancer. The book is filled with tools and activities designed to make coping with illness easier on both parent and child, and can be personalized for each child.
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My Mama and I rated this book 5 warrior stars A short story that is fun, wide-opening and emotional
My Mama and I both loved reading this book. I know that other kids will also love reading it too. First the illustrations or drawings looked so artistic and beautiful. It is full of fun activities that families can enjoy creating memories and have fun. There are helpful links for you and your kids to check and follow. My Mama and I both loved everything about the book. It is wide-opening when cancer happened to one of your families or relatives. It is very emotional and my Mama cried reading the book especially on the last page.
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My Mama told me that she wishes she read this book before and brought to the Philippines with us when we had our vacation. My Aunt J had a breast cancer. I know that it will help my cousins understand when my Aunt J is dealing with cancer before. I know that it will be easy for my cousins to understand and very helpful when I read and shared this book to them. Definitely, we will bring this book with on our next vacation to the Philippines.
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My Mama said there is no cure about cancer yet but there is prevention. My Mama said one is by going to the doctor regularly for a check-up. I know that my Mama is afraid to go to her mammogram but she said she will face her fear and brave for us to stay healthy. I know cancer is deadly but reading this book will help you and your kids create memories that will last a lifetime.
My Mama thinks that this is the best book we both read on how to deal with cancer. We  both recommend it to every kids especially if there Mama or relatives is dealing with the same health problems.
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Buy the Book:  Author's Website

Author's Bio:

Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed Bloodmark, Bloodrealms, and Bloodmoon of the Bloodmark Saga trilogy and started her journey into children’s books with Mama’s Knight in honor of her own mother who lost her battle with cancer. She’s a national award-winning graphic designer and birth doula in her day jobs. Aurora lives with her family in Minnesota.
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Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

What made you write a book about Cancer?
I lost my mom in 2013 to uterine cancer and losing her as an adult was hard enough. I still can’t fathom a world without her in it and it has been three years. Then my friend Tyson was diagnosed with Brain Cancer and she had two little boys at home. She told me there were tons of books for certain cancers, but none for hers. So I took my grief and I wrote a customizable children’s book that can help any mom, with any cancer explain the journey to her children, so Mama’s Knight was born!
What is your next project?
I am currently writing the daddy version of Mama’s Knight, because daddies get cancer too. As well as I am writing a new young adult novel that will publish in 2017. It is fun doing a children’s picture book and a novel at the same time.

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?

I wrote this entire book on paper many, many times before it made it to the computer. I had sketches of each spread of the book so I could truly map out the story. Once I felt happy with it I scanned the sketches and typed the words so I could share it with my editor. This book truly came to life on paper.

What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

My son is four, and he thinks he is quite clever. One day we were at the store picking up a prescription, when he loudly and boldly announces to her and frankly everyone within a mile, “mama farted.” Which please note, I didn’t. So I say, “I farted?” He smiles and responds “Yep in that aisle.” He points to an aisle we never even went down. Now there is no way to get out of this. The pharmacist is already laughing, even if I tell the truth that I didn’t fart, it just looks like I’m lying. So I laughed and said “Oh I see, and what do we say when we fart?” He smiled and says, “excuse me.” Children are so embarrassing, but cute.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I would go back to the moment my mom was first diagnosed with cancer, to that seafoam green hospital room, and I would say, “mom lets go on vacation.” And I would have put our trip on my credit card and took her somewhere fun before the illness and the medicine made her too weak to travel.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fancy Nancy The Musical CD makes a perfect Christmas gift

Fancy Nancy now has her very own musical! This CD makes the perfect gift for fancy kids of all ages!
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"An irresistible collection of ingenious tunes by award-winning composer/lyricist Danny Abosch and lyricist Susan DiLallo." -NYMetroParents

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Icy the White Seal my 26th beanie boo

Icy the White Seal is my 26th beanie boo in my collections. My Mom bought Icy at the Rite Aid pharmacy.  Icy was born on the 27th of February. Icy has blue eyes.
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I swim in the ocean and lay on the ice. My pretty white coat they say is quite nice To put on my blubber, I eat lots of fish I catch them quickly when they start to swish! Have you seen a seal before? Is it while like Icy?