Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Baron Thinks Dogs are People Too! by Laurie Dean

This is a very delightful book about a dog who longs for a friend. Baron is very cute, playful who only wants to have fun and wants a friend. He does everything that any normal dog would do. Attention is what he wants. He thinks of himself as a person so much that he finds himself going to school. Yep, that's right obedience school is where Baron ends up going. Any little one that loves dogs will love Baron. This story is geared to 3-9 year olds.

The illustrator did a fabulous job with the pictures. Big, bright and colorful. Draws any kid to them. That is what a picture book is all about. Read more on the illustrator below.

You may visit visit Baron's web sit if you would like here.

What others are saying:

Readers of all ages have something to say about Baron Thinks Dogs Are People Too!

Baron Thinks Dogs Are People Too! is a well-written children’s book based on a universal theme of friendship, that will surely be enjoyed by both boys and girls alike. It teaches children that friends aren’t always people, they could be anyone or anything…even a dog. Ultimately, a friend should make us feel good inside! My four-year-old enjoys this book.”

-Carrie Wasmund, Teacher and mom

“This story has a good message, and there is much to lend itself for discussion with little ones. It’s a great book to read aloud to preschoolers and kindergarteners, and many 1st and 2nd graders can read it on their own.”

-Dennis, Retired grade school teacher

“We all can learn many lessons from Baron! We also enjoyed the word choices, especially rocking and rolling!”

-Michelle Spratt, 3rd grade teacher

Ms. Spratt read the story aloud to her class. Here are some of their comments:

“We can all learn from Baron to never give up on our dreams. If we try our hardest, we can make them come true!”
“If you keep on hoping you might get what you wish for!”
“Your life is not complete if you don’t have a friend.”
“A best friend is a best friend, no matter if it is a person or a dog.”
“Don’t stop trying to make new friends.”
“If you are patient, good things will come.”
“Keep on believing and what you want might come to you.”
“Dogs need friends too!”
“Good things will happen when you have patience.”

-3rd grade students, Glen Ellyn, IL

About the Author:

LAURIE DEAN writes children’s stories for pleasure, and is now pleased to share the lively antics of “the happiest dog on the planet” in her debut picture book, Baron Thinks Dogs Are People Too! Laurie grew up in a small town, the oldest of five children and many pets. Throughout her years of marriage and raising two sons, Laurie honed her keen awareness of the importance of reading aloud to young children in her capacity as Director of her church nursery department. Also an expert in relaxation, Laurie is a licensed Massage Therapist.

More about the ILLUSTRATOR:
KEVIN SCOTT COLLIER is the author of many children’s books, including barthpenn@heaven.org (the story of a young boy whose pen pal is an angel), and Esther’s Channel. He has also illustrated over 60 children’s books, including Topsy Turvy Land, which World Magazine (Dec. 6, 2006 issue) voted one of the top 50 children’s picture books of all time. Kevin works weekdays as Art Director for a daily Michigan newspaper.

More of Kevin's artwork can be seen at www.Dragonpencil.com.

More details About the book:
Baron Thinks Dogs are People Too by Laurie Dean
ISBN: 978-1601310354
Publisher: Big Tent Books
Date of publish: Nov 2008
Pages: 24
S.R.P.: $14.00


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