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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Dog Story for the Child in All of Us: What about Daisy?

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
© illustrations by Gail Weissman 
© photo by Curt Biesterfeld 
What About Daisy?
As parents we try to teach our children that being different does not make others "bad". It's a hard lesson, and one that parents often struggle with, as well. What about Daisy? shares a mother dog's worrisome adventure to find her pup a loving furever home. However, Daisy, her pup, is an unusual puppy. She doesn't play with her litter mates, come running when called, or show interest in much of anything. This worries Ms. Didi, her mother.

With a little help from friends along the way, Ms. Didi sets out to find a home for Daisy, her deaf and blind puppy. Author Maryam Faresh was inspired to write Daisy's story by her own, real-life Daisy. Daisy won the WAG award for the Most Inspirational Dog in 2010, and the 2011 Barkcode Hero Award. You can learn more about this amazing dog and her story at the website for What About Daisy?

© Curt Biesterfeld
Faresh with Daisy

At this site you can also view an entire library of family videos of Daisy's life, enjoy activities for children, order a copy of the book, and much more. Her story is one of overcoming adversity--inspiration for all ages.

We'd like to help Faresh spread the word about this refreshing and inspirational book. We'll be giving away 3 signed copies and there are a number of ways you can win. You may enter once each day using any or all of these methods:
  • Leave a comment on the blog telling us who you'd like to read the book to (my daughter, nephew, classroom of children. etc.)
  • "Like" our Facebook page and comment about this post there.
  • "Like" What about Daisy's Facebook page and be sure to tell them we sent you there!
  • Share a few words about your own disabled dog here or on Facebook.
  • Tweet about this post or What about Daisy? to @AllThingsDog.
  • Take advantage of a FREE subscription to All Things Dog Blog at the top of our sidebar, and you'll get 3 entries. After you fill in your email address, visit your inbox to click the link in your activation email from Feedburner. Be sure to leave a comment letting us know you subscribed so we can verify. 
Entries will close on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 5 PM. The winners will be announced here on the blog on Tuesday, May 17. Good luck!

If you prefer, you can also purchase a copy through Amazon.

Other Book Reviews You May Enjoy:
Darby's Story: The Life of an Adopted Dog
THE Book for My Rescue-Loving Readers: Oogy
Assistance Dog Stories
BWS tips buttonIn order to get the word out to more moms out there about this wonderful book giveaway, we're linking up to Hop a Little Tuesday's blog hop, and also Free Hot Samples. Have fun exploring. Be sure to let our hosts know you appreciate their efforts. Comments are always welcome.

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Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

My mom is a homeschool mom to four two-legged children and also volunteers at schools and libraries as part of TDI's Tail Waggin' Tutors program with us doggies. She'd love to be able to share this with her family and the children she works with!!!


Stacey said...

Thanks for following my blog!
Following back now!

this blog is SO bookmarked! I am SO glad you shared it on my blog hop! i'm a dog mom too so I think this is wonderful!!!

Patti said...

This tugs at my heart because my 4 pups are all rescue dogs with their own unique stories....Sully needed a home because his owner was away all the time, Smudge was thrown into a lake and left there, Pip was a stray with barely any hair left and Paxton lived with 183 other dogs in a hoarder house....I love them all and would read this story out loud to them!!

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

Patti: I believe your dogs would understand the story from your emotion. That is why you are such a great "dog person". Your empathy runs deep.

Dawn said...

I love inspirational dog stories. We can learn a lot of wonderful lessons from dogs. I have two nephews, one turning 1 year old at the end of this month and the other turning 1 in mid August. I think my sisters, who are also dog lovers, would love to get this book for their sons.

dailymom said...

I would love to read this to my daughter!
Heididaily at gmail dot com

cstironkat said...

I would love to read this to my neice, Lydia who has Down's Syndrome.

cstironkat said...

I tweeted

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old vet said...

Nice Daisy

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