On this Tuesday Spotlight we have interviewed Sarah who is Henry’s mom along with the author this book. We all know how important it is to teach children the proper techniques when greeting an animal. Her book currently is in it’s kickstarter campaign right now, so please visit her site and pre-order your book :)
*How can people connect with you:
Website: www.tails-r-wagging.com (shop – opening soon sadieandcostudio.com)
Google+: + Sadie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Instagram – SADIE_AND_CO
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd4YMT8E5mU
*What is your involvement with this book?
I am the author and Illustrator, and my dog Henry acts as a guide throughout the book, teaching children valuable lessons about how to behave around dogs.
*How was the book started and what was your inspiration?
As a dog owner and Aunt of three very young children, I am concerned about the interaction between them. Henry is a happy, easy-going and very friendly dog but he didn’t grow up around children. It’s a very different level of energy dealing with small children; it can be difficult adjusting to their unpredictable behaviour during often loud and busy family get-togethers.
Henry’s sister, Reese, is fearful and anxious – especially when something or someone surprises her. When Henry and Reese are out for their walks, children are excited to see them and want to play with them. Sometimes the children will ask if it’s okay to meet the dogs – other times, they just make a beeline straight for them. I constantly find myself either thanking the kids for asking permission or explaining why they should.
We walk in different areas many days, and therefore meet new children all the time. So much so that I remember thinking; I have this speech about how to greet dogs memorized! That’s when it occurred to me to write a book that would guide children when meeting new animals and how to deal with their own pets in a compassionate and responsible way.
*When was it released?
It’s not yet! We could really use the support of your followers to help get the book into print. Currently, we’re running a campaign to raise funds to help with print cost www.igg.me/at/henrysayshello. The more money we raise, the more books we will be able to print = lower cost (bulk orders) and more money to give back to rescue efforts!
It’s my dream to have a reference copy of the book available in shelters, schools, veterinary offices, pediatrician’s offices and Public Libraries.
*Who was it published by?
*Where can someone get a copy of this book?
Our online store will be opening very soon! http://www.sadieandcostudio.com
*What is the book about?
In the story, Henry acts as a guide. I hope ‘Henry says “Hello” will be a fun way for children and parents to interact and learn why a proper introduction and good manners, when interacting with animals, is so important. Most children have wonderful memories of their childhood pets and hopefully this book will encourage and foster the special bond between children and animals. The story takes place on Henry’s Birthday – which is also Halloween!
*How many pages is the book?
*What age group is the book targeted to?
This book was created to provide a lesson at as early an age as possible! – ages 3+ (as a bed time story) – early readers
Do I have permission to copy this to my blog? Absolutely
Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with? Absolutely
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