New Children’s Book Explores Anti-Bullying Concepts:Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park by Jennifer Schreiber, Illustrations by John LaFree and a Give-Away!

Peace on the planet begins with peace on the playground…and in the dog park!

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In Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park, it’s Monday and a new dog, Muttley, arrives at the New Orleans park all the way from “Minn-ee-a-po-lis”.  All Muttley wants to do is make friends, but the group of friends that he meets (Rex, Ginger, Champ, Princess and Buddy) are all pure bred dogs who have been coming to the park since they were puppies. Their group has been formed, and they are less than eager to offer an outsider admittance to their “exclusive” group. Especially one who came from a “dirty pound.”

 

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The group of friends shun Muttley because he is not a pure bred dog, but is a mixture of many breeds, a mutt. Hence his name, “Muttley.”
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 Muttley is consoled and mentored by Jelly Roll’s guardian angel, Daisy Mae the bulldog. She’s a former friend of the “in-crowd” and helps Muttley navigate the pack’s standoffish bark and teaches them all an important lesson.
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Through discovering his own strengths, Muttley is able to rise above the bullying and earn the respect of the other dogs.
Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park was inspired by the desire to explore anti-bullying concepts through the exploits of dog characters easily understood by young children.
This 38-page children’s book is hard-covered,  large,  (even for an adult’s hands but I loved that, because it reminded ME of holding a large children’s book as a child, and for me, that increased its charm).
Along with teaching an important life lesson, which would serve as a perfect conversation starter between parents and little ones, and teachers and students, about how hurtful bullying can be  , the illustrations alone are reason enough to buy this book! They are SUPERB. When I opened the book, I said aloud, “this book is GORGEOUS!” The pages are glossy. Children and adults alike will be captivated.
As Daisy Mae says to Muttley: “Remember the Golden Rule,” said Daisy Mae. “Always treat others the way you would like them to treat you.”
An important lesson that often we adults forget as well!
Dakota and I give this marvelous book FOUR PAWS UP!! What a great holiday gift or anytime gift this would make!
ISBN 9781941758328
Hardcover $18
eBook Version Available
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Jennifer Schreiber is CEO of Just Jenerous Inc. Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park is the first book in the anti-bullying series. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from Cornell University’s Hotel School in 1999. Her endeavors are centered around inspiring acts of generosity to reinforce her belief that peace on the planet begins with peace on the playground. 
SPEAKING OF GENEROSITY!! The publisher as allowed me to offer a give-away! Three of my readers who reside in the U.S. or Canada will each win a copy of Monday At Jelly Roll Dog Park! Entering is super easy! Enter on the Rafflecopter below…there is only ONE mandatory entry requirement! Good luck!

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In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a copy of Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park in exchange for my honest review.

Comments

  1. That sounds like a super duper sweet story and a truly teachable message fur all, not just pups.

  2. I luffs the dog pictures, aren’t they great!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
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  3. I love the illustrations, and momwithoutpaws knows first hand how bullying can go to far, she was 10 years old and went to the hospital for a long time
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  4. it’s a great book and all people of slice earth should read it… The illustrations are wonderful and I would like to give Muttley a kiss :o)

  5. Daisy says:

    Wonderful review and great book concept! Best of luck to Jennifer, I hope she does very well with it and that it helps lots of kids.
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  6. Any book that helps combat bullies is awesome in my opinion! ♥
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  7. This sounds like an excellent book with some valuable lessons to be learned. Wish I knew of a young child that could benefit from this, but the kids i know are all grown up now. Good luck so some lucky winner!
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  8. Ahhh. Such a cute book with a brilliant message.
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  9. That looks like a great book, love the illustrations especially – what wonderful expressions!
    Noooo, not for people in England, sob 🙂
    Lynne x
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  10. Aw this sounds cute!
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  11. This is a book we’d love to donate to school.

    Momo, Pinot and mom

  12. That looks absolutely precious! When I was a little girl my aunt and uncle had a dog named Muttley 🙂

  13. Hi Dakota! Pawsome giveaway!

  14. Shelley P says:

    The pictures are beautiful!! What a great book with an important message! You always find such great books! 🙂 Love your review!

  15. Hey, great share…..
    Great books!! I really loved the subject you raised here. Bullying and cyberbullying is a difficult topic for everyone–students, parents and teachers, and it’s an increasing issue in classrooms worldwide.

    Whatever the source of stress in your life, losing yourself in a good book will cause you to be transported to another world, allowing stress to evaporate from your life.

    Thanks for sharing this post. Keep sharing more….
    Cheers!!

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