How to Love Your Pug is the first in a series of delicately designed picture books focused on the purest kind of love between a child and a pet.
There are 10 simple rules to caring for pugs in the peculiar and special ways the roly-poly breed craves. Always have the treats. Lots of downward dogs. Precious pillow fort naps.
Skip along on spirited park sessions. Strategically tuck treats. And bring on the knock-knock jokes.
How to Love Your Pug is a magical friendship story sprinkled with humor and designed with rich, beautifully focused illustrations.
Lisa Blake is a freelance writer and editor based in Breckenridge, Colorado. When she’s not penning family guidebooks, children’s stories and articles on wellness and food, she’s out playing in forests and on rivers with her husband, son and Mojo the pug.
Former elementary school teacher and mom of 3, Melissa McCann, presents readers with a new and encouraging way to help wiggly toddlers calm down and read with their loved ones. Inspired by her own bedtime routine with her son, Melissa introduces us to Mama and Little Fox. Join them as they get ready for bed with snuggling, counting, and so many different ways to say. "I love you." The book has a simple message, yet its colorful and playful art will keep your toddler enamored. Now more than ever, kids need to hear how special they are. This book is a great way to show how much your little sunshine means to you in a beautifully easy way.
About the Author McCann, Melissa: - Former elementary school teacher, mother of 3 young rascals. Melissa grew up in Santa Barbara, CA where she currently resides with her husband and children. Melissa attended UC Berkeley for college. Having lived in New York, Italy, San Francisco after college, Melissa found herself wanting to be back in her beautiful home town of Santa Barbara to continue her teaching career and start a family. Melissa is a foodie to her core, a lover of travel, adventure, and firmly believes in trying new things and stepping out of one's comfort zone. Being a mother is Melissa's favorite part about herself, however that has not come without its challenges. Her first book was a project inspired by her son, Charlie, and the strategies she used to help navigate her way through those infamous toddler years and the struggle to inspire a love of reading. Her hope in writing this book is for it to find its place with other mothers who might also be in the throws of toddlerhood and in need of some new ways to show and receive that intense yet incredible love.
A butterfly and a boy adopt each other into a unique friendship where they learn to adapt to their differences turning it into a caring bond that will break the barriers of time to be passed on from generation to generation.
"It's a glorious story. ...I laughed out loud on several occasions." - Book Bag 2021
"When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended is a perfect selection for story time and ... is most highly recommended." - Reader's Favorite Review, 5 stars, 2018
"... How Fred the Snake Got Squished, and Mended uses witty illustrations and multi-layered language to hide an important message within a wildly entertaining story. The punchy rhymes and wordplay will have readers giggling in no time..."- Children's Book Review 2021
Oh, no! Fred the Snake didn't look both ways to see if there were any speeding vehicles coming. Now, he's cut in two! Fred must wait in the hospital for the doctors to sew him back together. But they need a special bendy thread that can only be found in the distant, wild jungle! Can Jungle Jim help?
When Fred the Snake and Friends Explore Charleston
"... a delightful children's book. Peter's excellent writing makes the sights and sounds of Charleston come alive." -Readers' Favorite
In previous books, Fred the snake got squished and mended, went to school and welcomed Jungle Jim and forest friends. In this fourth book, Fred and his pals take a trip to downtown Charleston, SC, to view the historic sites, like the Market, Rainbow Row, and Fort Sumter. They enjoy a bumpy carriage ride, the aquarium, and the children's museum. Join the fun and learn about this famous city with Fred the friendly snake!
"... an enjoyable story to read aloud, whether at school or at home." -- Goodreads Review 2021
"The story has loads of appeal and children will enjoy going to school with Fred and the little boy, and having fun with them and their adventures." -- Readers Favorite Review, 5 stars, 2021
After a happy summer playing together, the boy wants to take Fred the Snake to school! Fred is a friendly snake, but the students were nervous at first. Then Fred earned their trust and affection by playing real nice and twisting into fun things they needed, like a jump rope and soccer goal!
What a surprise Jack's dad is home and decides to take the whole gang out to the beach off the coast of South Carolina. They fish, surf the waves, make sandcastles--but what happens when Bernadette the Snake is caught in the tide? Join Jack and Fred as they make a harrowing rescue and enjoy a day in the sun
About the Author Cotton, Peter B.: - Peter B. Cotton is a world-renowned Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Born and raised in England, he moved to USA in 1986 and moved to Charleston in 1994 to establish the Digestive Disease Center. Starting off as a fun bedtime story for his children, Fred the Snake has grown to five published stories that teach children about friendships and traveling through humorous and adventurous stories.Lemaire, Bonnie: - Bonnie Lemaire began her career as a freelance illustrator with a promotional postcard in 1989. She graduated from Ontario College of Art's communication and design program and earned her first position as an artist/designer with Ganz and Brothers Canada. It was a valuable experience that catapulted into a successful freelance career. Her work has been utilized in many different projects, including home décor, giftware, sticker and toy design, and children's books.
Fred the Snake is lonely and misses Jungle Jim and his friends. Jungle Jim finds his old shipping boat and braves the wild seas to visit Fred in South Carolina. He brings a whole animal menagerie, including a lady snake named Bernadette!
He doesn't sound like his Seal Point Siamese family or look like them. His brothers and sisters will not play kitty games with him. And, then, on a backyard adventure things change. He saves his family from an unwanted visitor and his honking is important after all.