“Can we get a dog please?”

Hello, everyone, Paul here today with a subject near and dear to my heart: dogs. When JJ The American Street Dog and How He Came to Live In Our House arrived in my email, I knew I had to read it. Unfortunately I haven’t had time to read it yet, but I wanted to write a promo post to help spread the word. Oh, and by the way, I am going to start reading it soon, and I think you should too! I’m writing this post after a night of giving out Halloween candy. My daughter stopped by and she brought her puppy Golden Retriever with her. He was loads of fun, and it was really great to have a dog in the house again. Now let’s get to the promo.

 

About the book:

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JJ THE AMERICAN STREET DOG AND HOW HE CAME TO LIVE IN OUR HOUSE
By Diane Rose-Solomon

Publication Date: December 2012, ISBN: 978-0-9857690-1-7
Hard Cover $16.99: 32 illustrated pages: Trim: 8.5 x 8.5
SOP3 Publishing: Available online at http://www.sop3publishing.com/ and Amazon

Summary:

JJ The American Street Dog and How He Came to Live In Our House aims to educate children and adults about animal rescue. The author, Diane Rose-Solomon, is a Certified Humane Education Specialist and has been involved with rescue for 18 years since she adopted a homeless dog. Just as she was about to buy a dog from a breeder, the real JJ was found by a friend, and the rest they say, is history.

The purpose of the book is to raise awareness about animal rescue and a percentage of profits are also donated to animal rescue organizations. The more books sold, the more people become aware, and the more animals that are saved.

In JJ The American Street Dog (Mom’s Choice Award Winner), children ages five to nine will identify with Maya who has wanted a dog for as long as she can remember. When her uncle finds a homeless puppy (JJ), Maya begs to keep him. But her mom isn’t sure about a dog from the street. In the end, Maya and her family learn that adopting a rescue pet is a win-win. JJ gets a loving home, and Maya gets the dog she’s always wanted.

Publisher:

SOP3 Publishing
310.963.3394

Contact: Diane Rose-Solomonom

diane (@) sop3.com

 

Praise:

Global Animal: New Children’s Book About Animal Rescue Teaches Good Adoption Values

article by Alisa Manzelli

LOS ANGELES – JJ the American Street Dog and How He Came to Live in Our House, winner of the Mom’s Choice Award, is the first book in a series by Diane Rose-Solomon. Children ages five to nine will identify with six-year-old

Maya who has wanted a dog for as long as she can remember. When her uncle finds a homeless puppy (JJ), Maya begs to keep him. But her mom isn’t sure. In the end, Maya and her family learn that adopting a rescue pet is a win-win. JJ gets a loving home, and Maya gets the dog she’s always wanted.

JJ The American Street Dog is an exciting and uplifting, beautifully illustrated story that teaches kids and adults about animal homelessness, basic animal care, spay and neuter (worded appropriately for children), pet adoption, and the unconditional love people get from their family pet. Children also can draw a parallel between themselves and animals when they feel excluded, and learn that everyone matters.

The timing of the book is perfect as Los Angeles recently voted to ban the sale of commercially bred pets in pet stores. Other major cities plan to follow suit.

“I hope all children read this book and help homeless animals…” Paula Fasseas, Founder and Chair of PAWS Chicago (Pets are Worth Saving).

“What a wonderful and heart warming story about a child’s first rescue pet…”
Dr. Jessica H. Waldman, VMD, CVA, CCRT California Animal Rehabilitation.

“A little love makes the world better for everyone. JJ The American Street Dog is an inspirational children’s picture book from Diane Rose-Solomon and illustrator Rachel Cellinese as she presents a story of young Maya, who wants to take in a homeless dog from the street and names it JJ. Teaching a lesson about strays and helping prevent dog overpopulation, JJ The American Street Dog is a must for dog loving kids picture book collections., recommended.” James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review

Examiner.com book review:

Humane Society University:

This is the first book by Ms. Rose-Solomon, a Certified Humane Education Specialist. The topics of the next four books in the JJ series are: Basic training; Introducing a baby to a home that has a dog; The importance of service and therapy dogs; and Prejudice against certain breeds. She is available for speaking engagements. More reviews and interviews available on the website.

A percentage of book sale profits benefit animal rescue organizations.

 

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Paul again. I have browsed through this book and must admit that I can’t wait to read it. It’s about dogs, the illustrations are cute, what else do I need? As I close I wanted to put the spotlight on the Illinois Valley Animal Rescue organization. This is my local animal shelter and where I found JoJo. I owe them a debt of gratitude for making the choice to be a low-kill facility. JoJo lived there for 11 months before I found him, and he was there solely because of them being a low-kill. So I’ll leave you with a link; feel free to browse and check out all the great animals there in need of forever homes. If you live anywhere near the Illinois Valley you just might find your next best friend!

http://www.illinoisvalleyanimalrescue.org/

Paul

Paul R. Hewlett

Paul R. Hewlett is the author of the Lionel's Grand Adventure Series, beginning chapter books for children. He is also the co-author of the kidlit blog Sher A. Hart: Written Art. His debut book, Lionel and the Golden Rule, was released in December of 2011. He released his second book, Lionel's Christmas Adventure, in November of 2012. You can learn more about Paul and his books at his website: paulrhewlett.weebly.com.

2 Comments:

  1. I am a big dog lover too! This looks and sounds like a great book. I hope you get to pick it up and read it soon. Thanks for letting us know about it. 🙂

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Jess. I hope all is well. I just love dogs. We lost ours in July and while now isn’t quite the time, I’m certain we’ll be dog owners again in the future.

    Paul

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