by Sandra Murphy
We have reviews of 2 fun pet related children’s books by Dorothy Wills-Raftery. Details at the end of the post on how to win copies of both, and links to purchase them.
What’s Wrong with Gibson? A FiveSibes Tale: Learning about K-9 Epilepsy and
Getting Healthy with Harley, A FiveSibes Tale: Learning About Health and Fitness
Written by Dorothy Wills-Raftery and illustrated by Michele Littler, both books are delightful for children or Siberian Husky lovers. The first tells the tale of Gibson, the alpha leader of a family of five Siberian Huskies. When playing in the snow, Gibson falls over, shakes and is unresponsive, causing concern with the other dogs who don’t understand what’s happened to their friend. Harley recognizes a seizure and explains it to the others so they know what’s happened and what to do to help Gibson. This is a great way to explain epilepsy or other ailments to children whether in dogs or humans.
When Harley gets a clean bill of health at the vet’s office, she’s inspired to get the other Huskies to eat right and exercise too. She’s able to convince Chloe to eat carrot sticks instead of a pupcake and Gibson to swap a cookie for a bone. The dogs find a hoop and a ball, run and play all day. By nighttime, they are tired but feel good and can’t wait for the next day.
The illustrations are spot on with the goofy expressions dogs can get when they are having the best time ever. While the books are thin in size, they’re packed with information adults and children alike can use. Plus, they’d be good books to read to dogs!
To enter to win a copies of both FiveSibes books, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “husky,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen June 11, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.
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