An Educational and Fun Children’s Picture Book.
Do you know why it is important to ask dog owners if you can approach their dog? It is not only for your own safety but also the safety and respect for the dog. We may assume all dogs love attention but maybe they have a reason to be left alone. Explore some of the reasons with “Can We Play With Your Dog?”
Why did I create this book?
As you may have guessed, the idea for the book was inspired by my children. I wanted to create a book that touched on an important subject and one I see most parents overlook for more than a few reasons.
“Can we play with your dog?” is more of an educational book which teaches children the importance of being safe around strange dogs as well respecting the dogs’ owners. I feel we assume most dogs are friendly, which they may be, but not all dogs can play with our children. On many occasions I have witnessed small children running up to dogs to pet them, only to see the dog act aggressive towards them. I feel for the owner who if they raise their voice to a child, they get odd stares from parents. And the worst is if a dog happens to bite a child then the dog and the owner are subject to abuse even though it was not their fault.
This book uses amusing illustrations while educating parents to always teach their children to ask before they approach. This book creates an opportunity for open dialogue and discussions between the reader and the child.
Do you know reasons why dogs may not be able to play?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…
“I was happy to discover that this book offered a chance to learn about dog safety while opening up a dialog of safety around animals with my child. I enjoyed the simplicity of the story and the amusing pictures, both of which kept my young child engaged and interested in what came next.
We both enjoyed that there was a little matching activity at the end of the story to help send home the message of animal safety.”
“As an early childhood educator who works with children ages 3-5 years old, I found this book to be developmentally appropriate. It’s colorful illustrations and easy to relate theme kept my students engaged throughout the story.
The subject was unique, yet familiar and it portrays to the children how to safely approach dogs. A fun read with an informative theme!”
“This a great book to read to young children to help them understand how to approach dogs they don’t know. It can be used to start a conversation about safety and behavior (of kids and dogs). Preschoolers and parents will appreciate the clear message and simple language!”
THE DOG OWNER
As a former preschool teacher and owner of a rescued dog, I can’t say enough about how timely this book is! My dog Jordy, though adorable and lovely, has a lot of baggage. He’s often nervous and nippy around strangers that decide to thrust their hands in his face. One of my biggest frustrations is children whose parents have yet to show them that any unknown dog is just that, strange and unknown.
Hi my name is Dave. I am a Dad, a Husband, an Entrepreneur and a creative being. My passion is to create things, from designs for clients, business ideas and now a Children’s Picture Book.
Being creative allows me to be free and keeps my mind open to all possibilities. Now that I am a Dad to the most amazing identical twin girls I truly believe sharing my passion and teaching them to chase their dreams is now my purpose.
This book is for them and now for the rest of the world to enjoy. Never stop being a role model for every child. Our actions create their futures.
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