Back to School featuring Dotty from Dotty’s Topsy Tale.
What readers are saying…
“Poodle and Doodle is adorable! Donna Shepherd’s books are perfect for kids (and moms!) of all ages!” – Jill Hart, co-author of So You Want to Be a Work-At-Home Mom: A Christian’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business,CWAHM.com
“Can a poodle with a diva attitude and a Labradoodle without a pedigree really get along? Poodle and Doodle by Donna Shepherd is a perfectly blended tale mixed with just the right touch of humor. The poodle’s discovery that she does not always have to be “top dog” and that being a friend is important, make this book not only a delightful read, but also teaches children valuable life lessons.
This lovely book, adorned with charming illustrations by Jack Foster, is “pawsitively wonderful” and is sure to be enjoyed by both young and old alike.” – Dayna Hilton, (Firefighter Dayna) author of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog (saddle stitched)
“With its delightful language and charming illustrations, Poodle and Doodle is a picture book that can be read and enjoyed again and again. The story of how Angel, the “perfect” poodle, adjusts to the intrusion of Scruffy, the Labradoodle, will make both children and adults laugh. Donna Shepherd’s clever rhymes bring Angel’s personality to life, and Jack Foster’s artwork adds to the humor. Hidden bones in many of the illustrations keep things fun for multiple readings. The story entertains while teaching good lessons about friendship and change. Great for both home and school libraries!” – Diana R. Jenkins, author of Stepping Stones: The Comic Collection (Diana’s blog: DJ’s Thoughts)
“In this heartwarming story from a dog’s point of view, children learn it may be hard to accept a newcomer who’s different—but opposites can become best friends. A delightful read-aloud for any kid who loves dogs.” – Liz Ball, author/illustrator of Friends Hidden Treasures: Hidden Picture Puzzles
“Poodle and Doodle by Donna J Shepherd is an adorable picture book about a tiny poodle who is upset when her humans bring home a gigantic labradoodle named Scruffy. At first the dainty little dog is upset by the new dog’s clumsiness and lack of manners, but eventually she realizes living with Scruffy has advantages.
The book is told in rhyme that’s comfortable and not artificially forced, unlike some rhyming picture books I’ve seen. The colorful illustrations by Jack Foster are perfect portrayals of the cute and amusing story. Poodle and Doodle would appeal to most young kids but it would be especially appropriate for those who love dogs and children coping with sibling rivalry.” – Janet Ann Collins, author of Secret Service Saint
“Donna Shepherd knows that being different from one another can be oodles of fun! Poodle and Doodle’s antics will leave you begging for more, and I love the illustrations, too!” – Stephanie Reed, author of The Light Across the River
What comes forth through the eyes of one fancy poodle pup, Angel, is her own insecurities of having another dog around. When Scruffy, a cross between Poodle and Labrador is brought home by their owner, Leah, havoc ensues wherever Scruffy goes. His less than stellar manners appall Angel until the “ah-ha” moment that Scruffy is not so bad and is actually fun to have around.
Shepherd wonderfully brings to life real life issues all humans contend with in finding their place with friends. Most of all, we are all individuals whether canine or human and should appreciate the positives in all we meet.
Illustrator, Jack Foster brings the canine characters to life with their young owner, Leah, making it an adventure to read over and over again.” – Donna M. McDine, Children’s Author – http://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com/; National Writing for Children Center
I invite you to attend the Captivating Women Quarterly – Summer 2009 Mini-Conference. From 11:15am – 12:30 pm, I will be teaching Workshop 2 – “Write His Glory.”
“As Christians, whether we’re writing a book, a magazine article, or for the web, our ultimate goal is to write for God’s glory. Would you like to see more clearly how God is involved in your writing process? Come ready to examine what motivates you to write and to determine how best to use your unique gifts to obey His call to communicate the message He’s given you…for His glory!”
Come ready to delve deep into your motivation to write and route a course for your unique gifts from God.
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