Celebrate National Kids & Pets Day ~ 4/26/16
A NEW LEASH ON LIFE by Kara Hamilton (published by Nothing But the Truth; http://nothingbutthetruth.com/) is a wonderful book told from the dog's perspective, with an important message for sharing with young children. We've all heard the sad stories. The once beloved pooch is given away after the birth of a child due to "aggressive" behavior. *A NEW LEASH ON LIFE creatively educates small children about how to behave around dogs, so that, hopefully, more pets can stay with their families.
A NEW LEASH ON LIFE
Written by Kara Hamilton (KaraHamilton.com)
Illustrated by Alexandria Gold
Nothing But the Truth, LLC (NothingButTheTruth.com)
April 26 2016 / Ages 2-6
$24.50-Hardcover / ISBN: 978-0996899925
$11.99-Paperback / ISBN: 978-0996899918
$4.99-eBook / ASIN: B01CVUFAJM
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Smokey, the miniature apricot poodle, is blessed. But can it last? With the arrival of a new baby, he struggles to adjust to his new place in the family. After several failed tactics, he ingeniously teaches the baby how to behave around him so they may co-exist peacefully. He realizes that there's enough love for everyone in the family, and also gains a new best friend.
We've all heard the sad stories. The once beloved pooch is given away after the birth of a child due to "aggressive" behavior. A NEW LEASH ON LIFE creatively educates small children about how to behave around dogs, so that, hopefully, more pets can stay with their families.
San Francisco Book Review: ***** “…a fantastic picture book…for teaching children about how to behave around pets. The beautiful illustrations…are very engaging and will easily capture the attention of young audiences. Very well written, great message….Well done!”
A NEW LEASH ON LIFE includes a helpful, illustrated guide at the back with instructions for how a child should approach a dog, what signs to look for that the dog isn’t ready to play, etc. An interview with the Moms of *The Humane Society of the United States provides additional tips for introducing a new family member to a pet, how to teach a child to interact safely with their own or other people’s pets, and more.
*Note: A portion of the profits from this book will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States.
Kara Hamilton is a San Francisco-based actress and model with leading roles in films, commercials and advertising campaigns. She holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Florida State University where she regularly wrote for 'The Sunshine Network' (currently Fox Sun Sports) and Florida A&M's newspaper. Before the children, came the dog - a dog she loved dearly and wanted to peacefully coexist with her then-new baby, not be one of the 1.4 million abandoned to shelters each year. Unimpressed with the current choices, she desired a creative and entertaining way to teach her child (as well as others) how to properly behave around dogs. Completely based on Kara's life story, her debut children's book A NEW LEASH ON LIFE was born.
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A New Leash On Life is a very cute and informative children s' book that teaches children how to be safe around animals. It teaches them how to show kindness and how to introduce themselves to animals in a safe and trusting way.
I love how it teaches respect from both the child and the animal as they work together to become friends. The book also teaches the children how to recognize when an animal is feeling threatened of becoming aggressive and explains to them what to do in this type of situation.
The illustrations in the book are drawn in soft colors and really shows the emotions of both the animal and the human.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the "Question and Answer" at the end of the book that focuses on certain questions that surround how to introduce a pet to a new baby. The question and answer is very informative and will help many families with newborns to be able to show the pets love and introduce them to the new baby with help and guidance.
I recommend this to anyone who owns a pet and has decided to start a family or they already have children and want to ensure the children are safe and informed about their pets.
~Published by Nothing But The Truth, LLC~
An independent publishing house specializing in works by diverse female authors