Three young sisters ask for a dog. Eventually, their parents give in, and later wonder why they had ever been reluctant. They get Brandy Wilbur Pie–a dog who carries out many jobs for lots of people and in the process shows the sisters a spectacular way to live.
This is a “Let’s-Solve-the-Mystery-about-Gramma” book. The storyteller leads the readers on a search for clues to find the long-lost recipe for Gramma’s incredible toasting bread. They look into Gramma’s life for clues and learn her unique recipes for making more than just bread! Includes a recipe for children to make their own bread, quickly and easily.
One of the sisters from The Shared Dog book has grown up and moved far from her home to teach science in Arizona. Many of her young students come from Indian Nation reservations hours away. They must live in dormitories to attend school. The teacher and her students are homesick, until a herding-working dog enters their lives and changes everything!
Young Audra is unhappy when her mom leaves on holidays to work as a nurse at a children’s hospital. The children in the hospital are unhappy to be there. How do the nurses and the children, with help from a little holiday magic, turn this all around? See into Valentine's Day, Fourth of July, Halloween and Christmas in a children's hospital!
Loved The Shared Dog. A story of sisters getting a dog suddenly becomes a family journey through enjoyed life together. The bittersweet sneaks up on you in a true to life way.
I love the Shared Dog and Lost Recipe books, and am looking forward to reading and sharing the next ones! The stories have heart and inspire us to be our best selves.
Re: The Paddleboard Dog: I found myself rooting for the teacher, the students, the dog, tearing up and laughing out loud at the challenges and outcomes. This book hits so many rich, meaningful "feels"...a brave young woman starting her career as a teacher in a less developed part of the country and feeling a bit homesick living away from family; the teacher's desire to maximize the experiences of her students by taking them into elements to learn more directly; the teacher adopting a dog to provide her companionship while also helping to protect her students. Beautifully written and would appeal to readers from age 2 - 200. Fabulous!
Three-year olds have already begun trying to figure out the reasons for everything. If we live to 100, we will still be doing this. Our stories have something for the head and heart of any age.
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Small children would rather play with the stuff in your kitchen cupboard than a toy. Ours are the “pots and pans” stories of living.