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.

#PurebredDogs Deserve Love Too:National Purebred Dog Day

AKC APPLAUDS COLORADO AS FIRST STATE TO CELEBRATE

NATIONAL PUREBRED DOG DAY

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From http://www.akc.org/news/

“On March 10, the Colorado House and Senate passed Joint Resolution 15-1015, making Colorado the first state to officially designate May 1 as National Purebred Dog Day.” 

“Susi Szeremy of Colorado, and creator of the National Purebred Dog Day movement, was in Capitol chambers when the resolution passed. “I developed the concept of National Purebred Dog Day when I realized that there was no single day devoted to celebrating these amazing breeds.”  

” Szeremy is looking forward to National Purebred Dog Day as a way to increase awareness through social media of the value and importance of our purebred dogs.  Far from being a one-time event, Szeremy and the AKC GR team hope to make this an annual national celebration of responsible breeders and the value of all our wonderful purebred dogs. “We applaud Susi’s leadership on the Purebred Dog Day Initiative. This special day reminds us of our special bond with these purpose-bred dogs with predictable characteristics, and it’s an inspiration for all dog lovers, said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO.  “We’re looking forward to a bright future for Purebred Dog Days throughout our country and a renewed spirit of recognition and pride of purebred dogs.”

FROM DAKOTA’S DEN: the above are segments of the original post.

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