"The ABC of DOG - essential manners for good dogs on a friendly planet - NEW, 2020

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The ABC of DOG: Essential Manners for Good Dogs on a Friendly Planet

This ABC book of manners, rendered in beautiful pen and ink, features a friendly Newfoundland dog gently demonstrating social skills such as expressing, “Thank you,” picking up after oneself and being kind to others.   Each alphabet letter features a puppy whose breed begins with that letter and corresponds to the letters contained within the manners. “Seek and find” elements within the illustrations invite readers to color the pictures and to write or draw on the included bordered activity pages. An appendix identifies the puppies-in-the-letters for added ABC fun. In a world where acceptance, kindness and respect seem to be vanishing, this ABC book’s timely messages of compassion resonate with all ages, abilities and walks of life. Printed on sturdy card stock and coil-bound in the USA. (Ages 5 and up).


About the Author/Illustrator:

Award-winning artist, Kathleen Petitjean employed her Newfoundlands as therapy dogs in her 30-year career as an Occupational Therapist for children with autism and other special needs. Kathleen taught her students interactional skills by pairing her Newfoundland dogs with first-person “social stories” she wrote and illustrated. These narratives helped the children internalize, then use, appropriate social skills with classmates and others. The first-person Newfoundland teacher in The ABC of DOG is based on Galileo, her real-life therapy dog.




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