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Friday, August 23, 2013

Midwest Review Gives Children's Book a Heads Up

Title: A Different Little Doggy
Category:                  Children / Picture Book                                                        
Author:                      Heather Whittaker              
Publisher:                 Pen – Tech Professional LLC
Price:                         $9.99 (retail)
Page Count:             28
ISBN #:                      978-0-9820962-2-2
Children ages 4 – 7
Website:                  www.adifferentlittledoggy.com

Originally Reviewed for Midwest Book Review 

Being different in any area often times can rattle our world, whether it is with ourselves or others. However, if we realize that being different is not bad, merely a situation that simply needs understanding and tolerance. In this well written work by author, Heather Whittaker, we meet, Taz, a wonderful little dog. Taz shares her life with the reader from being small, to having pins put in to fix her knees, and even to going blind. Taz is not one to complain, feel sorry for herself, or blame others. No, she works to overcome and live her life to the fullest. What a gal and role modal she is.

This is a wonderful book with top of the notch, colorful, and real to life illustrations that draw you right into the storyline. Using a love-able dog, our author shows how we should accept ourselves, and others for what and who we are. The story shows that just because someone may not be able to do all others can, does not make them less of a person (or doggy), nor would it make them less of a friend. It teaches acceptance and love in a warm and wonderful way. I enjoyed this read and feel it has a very important lesson for young and old, told in an upbeat and joyous manner, that will leave you feeling good inside. Well done! Recommended.

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