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Making of the Story ~ With Noah and Allen

My interview with Darby, star of the book, “Darby- the Story of an Adopted Dog” continues today.  Before I chat with Darby for a bit, in case you missed it, you can purchase the books by his human at Amazon, and at Smashwords.

BARK! !  Here we go, so Darby,

Q.          Tell me about the book. What’s it like to be the star or main character of a book?
Twas the year my young master, signed up for the Marines. After fourteen years of being best friends, the young boy had grown up to be a young man. My mussel was gray, my muscles and bones ached from old age. The Lady, Martha Steward was not pleased with her son’s decision. The tears and emotions ran through out the house. Martha and I would hug each other and cry for the uncertainty of what life would give us.

The day came the men in blue uniforms arrived to escort my boy, now a man to boot camp. That summer just a day after his 19th birthday my boy was gone, would be over three months before I see him again. Martha and I spent that summer together providing each other support. He graduated from boot camp and was home for while, before going to his training for his MOS.
 
O the house celebrated for his return. Martha arranged for his friends to come and visit we enjoyed his stay. Being a bit older I was loved by my boy. We shared our moments until the day he left for training. Months went by and my health got worse, I was an old dog. At the age of 15 there not much a deaf and blind dog can do.
 
The following spring, in the month of May, I feel really ill. My time was coming to an end. My boy was not home to say good by for the last time. My boy was readying for deployment to Iraq. I passed away with Martha by my side, she loved me so much. To honor 15 years of love and devotion, Martha wrote my story to celebrate me and my boy.
 To read more of part 2 Interview with Noah

If you missed part 1 here is the post. I must say the article really places the reader in the eyes of a Rescue Dog’s Life.

To Read More visit From The Dog’s Paw – A bloggery of Dogs and Cats

 The efforts to encourage pet adoption lingers on my mind. Each day to encourage and recognize rescue dogs make pets .  My focus and passion to help organizations share “our” message rescues make the best pets.

So here I am not selling a book, sharing a message. For Darby will share his life with you, the reader in hopes you will see and have the same desires to provide a forever home for a rescue.

Darby, our rescued dog was a classic case of pup gone wrong, he ended up in the city pound, and months in a foster home waiting for his forever home. A wonderful neutered male with the kindest disposition and loyalty to our family and farm animals. I can only keep sharing with others his story to encourage dog adoptions.

 To encourage more adoptions and the plight of rescue dogs, Darby is offering a discount off his Ebook, you can select any one of the seven formats. Click and read to your heart’s delight.

 Here is his book trailer

July 26, 2012 at 11:33 am 3 comments

Celebrate the Story ~ With Noah and Allen

She invited me to interview Darby so I can share some of his story with you.  It’s with great “BARK!!!” that I introduce you to Darby, the star of “Darby- the Story of An Adopted Dog”. This is part 1 of a 2 day interview!

Q:     When, where were you born? Tell me about your parents. What did they do for a living? 

Tucson Arizona is where my life began. My mother was a young pup, her owners did not think about spaying her until it was too late. I am not sure who my father was, story has it he jumped the fence cause my mom was a sweet young of a pup and he was a bit older than her.

Q:      Tell me about your childhood. 

 
Well, was not good, after my litter mates and I were old enough, my owners sold us or gave a way to people who really were not suitable to take care of a puppy. I was left alone with no real sense of being needed, so I started digging and chewing on everything. The new master’s at the time blamed me and hurt me for the damage I caused. I just thought it kept me amused, I had no intentions of causing problems. I was just a puppy needing love, guidance, and a good chewy toy. Well, the next thing I knew I was in a cage at the local pound. I might have been about 4 months old. I was so scared and afraid. I watched daily the other dogs coming and going, some did not return at all.

To Read More visit From The Dog’s Paw – A bloggery of Dogs and Cats

 The efforts to encourage pet adoption lingers on my mind. Each day to encourage and recognize rescue dogs make pets .  My focus and passion to help organizations share “our” message rescues make the best pets.

So here I am not selling a book, sharing a message. For Darby will share his life with you, the reader in hopes you will see and have the same desires to provide a forever home for a rescue.

Darby, our rescued dog was a classic case of pup gone wrong, he ended up in the city pound, and months in a foster home waiting for his forever home. A wonderful neutered male with the kindest disposition and loyalty to our family and farm animals. I can only keep sharing with others his story to encourage dog adoptions.

 To encourage more adoptions and the plight of rescue dogs, Darby is offering a discount off his Ebook, you can select any one of the seven formats. Click and read to your heart’s delight.

 Here is his book trailer

 

July 25, 2012 at 11:54 am 12 comments

Celebrate the Story ~ Bloggers for Dog Rescue

 The efforts to encourage pet adoption lingers on my mind. Our special day to encourage and recognize rescue dogs make pets is coming soon and fast.  My focus and passion to help organizations share “our” message rescues make the best pets.

So here I am not selling a book, sharing a message. For Darby will share his life with you, the reader in hopes you will see and have the same desires to provide a forever home for a rescue.

Darby, our rescued dog was a classic case of pup gone wrong, he ended up in the city pound, and months in a foster home waiting for his forever home. A wonderful neutered male with the kindest disposition and loyality to our family and farm animals. I can only keep sharing with others his story to encourage dog adoptions.

 To encourage more, Darby is offering a discount off his Ebook, you can select any one of the seven formats. Click and read to your hearts delight.

 Here is his book trailer

A blogger and blog reader, please help us publicize Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue, a special online global event held on July 23, 2012 stressing the importance of dog adoption. BTC4animals.com is proud to partner with Blog CatalogDog Rescue Success and YOU to harness a global online community to help save the lives of dogs in need.

See you on the 23rd of July for Bloggers for Dog Rescue !!

July 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm 2 comments

Not to late to join Bloggers for Dog Rescue

On July 15th Be the Change for Animals is a global event, a mindful public notice to make life better for animals. The efforts to encourage pet adoption lingers on my mind. The family spent our weekend rebuilding 200 feet  of animal friendly cross fencing for our 5 forever goats. Yes, goats are adoptable too. My focus and passion to help organizations share “our” message rescues make the best pets.

A blogger and blog reader, please help us publicize Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue, a special online global event held on July 23, 2012 stressing the importance of dog adoption. BTC4animals.com is proud to partner with Blog CatalogDog Rescue Success and YOU to harness a global online community to help save the lives of dogs in need.

Darby, our rescued dog was a classic case of pup gone wrong, he ended up in the city pound, and months in a foster home waiting for his forever home. A wonderful neutered male with the kindest disposition and loyality to our family and farm animals. I can only keep sharing with others his story to encourage dog adoptions.

 Here is his book trailer

See you on the 23rd of July for Bloggers for Dog Rescue !!

July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm 25 comments

Lazy n Crazy Days of Summer

June is a wonderful month for green pastures… the days are filled with the fragrance of flowers in bloom. The next generation of offspring have arrived. The morning air is clean and crisp ready and energized. The rains have final stopped and before the heat of July sets in there is a short period of time to complete the bigger chores on the farm.

The animals great and small are lazily mowing the tender shoot of spring grass, and before you know it, the warmth of the sun sends the grass into a think carpet of wild flowers; Pink, baby blues, yellow and white pop around the field. On a lazy afternoon the goats rest among the Monet painted fields. The horse lays flat sunning herself  for her afternoon nap. The  pleasures to see and a breath of peace to witness. Tranquility.

Before you know it, the green grasses after weeks of no rain start to turn, let the mowing begin.  The enjoyment of mowing is the solitude  behind the wheel, a personal choice is to sing to opera. Yes I find a selection in my head and sing along… ‘Maria’ works wonders or ‘Barber of Civil’  is another for the duration time spent mowing once was a beautiful water-color. 

While I have spent the past several weeks mowing, Nicole Pyles had the opportunity to read Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear’s books. I am so pleased to share with other animal lovers the special message these two books offer. Nicole’s Blog writing, writers, blogs is a wonderful collection of book reviews. Here is a snip it for you,

“Anytime a book makes me cry, it’s a good sign. As another reviewer put it on Amazon.com, I felt like I was part of the family. I felt like I knew Darby and could reach inside the pages and pet him myself. And this definitely makes me want to go out and adopt a dog.”

“Bangle Bear’s personality is just as unique, much like any cat. And I love Martha Steward’s description of Bangle Bear’s “second meal” and insistence at sleeping with a particular family member.”

Please take a moment to read Nicole’s review on Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear. The variety of her book reviews will provide a good summer read.

Remember to have a great day. I will back soon to my desk with another Green Acres Report.

June 26, 2012 at 9:20 am 4 comments

Press Releases. Can we help you reach more…

 
Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear both MCA Silver Book Award Winners for Best in Pet and Animal Care, inspiring books for all ages.
 
 In the spirit of “paying forward” the author wishes to help nonprofit 501 c3 animal rescue groups and Litracy programs. 
 
Here are two links, for your review on the books with the Book Trailers. You are encourage to share the Book Trailers and information provided to assist your efforts to educate the public ‘rescue animals make great pets’.
 
Bangle Bear encouraging Cat Adoption
 
 
Darby’s Story encouraging Dog Adoption
 
 
Fill in the information below, The Author will reply back. Please have your 501 C3 information. Your organization must have a current and valid IRS number to receive free books for your event, include when your event is, the purpose for the event… and your address.
Martha will send a signed book in time for your event, ie, ‘Happy Trails Fundraiser June 2012, signed by Author’
  

This offer expires June 2012.

June 1, 2012 at 1:51 am Leave a comment

Mark your calender April 23 book give-aways!!

“Reading with the whole family” for World Book Night on April 23rd.

This is going to be the big event of the year for Beautiful Books, and is an international event that is going to be held by many other people as well.

Your books Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear will be one of the give-aways!!!!
Congratulations on your Mom’s Choice Award! All of the books I have ever gotten with that seal of approval I have loved. :-) 

Bookmark and save the date. Rivka ‘s website is: www.beautifulbooksforchildren.com.

Reviews of books for preschoolers that will capture their imaginations and expand their minds. The age target for the books is between 0-6 years of age.

April 15, 2012 at 8:03 am Leave a comment

“U” Ultimate Author’s Choice

A collection of my favorite books through Read Across America. If by chance you over looked a day A to Z here is a list of The Reading Across America participating books, authors, and blogs. Remember when visiting these great persons, to say: “Darby and Martha” sent you : )

Sandra McLoed Humphry’s Book Review

     Miki Peluso ‘s Book Review

Journey To Rhyolite     Steve Bartholomew “Bart”  Book Review  

Konocti Caves Kit DeCanti’s Book Review

 Deborah Hartman’s Book Review

 Dicy McCullough’s Book Review

The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew Lisa Eichlin ‘s Book Review

Darby’s Story Ebook celebrate Read Across America special this month. Encouraging pet adoption and Reading is a Joy.

Thank you everyone for Joining Me On READ ACROSS AMERICA, we are not done so come back to read more : )

March 23, 2012 at 7:46 am Leave a comment

Writing to Read: 4 Featured Children’s Book Authors

Today, BRAG features children’s book authors who not only write great books, but share a fundamental commitment to children’s reading and literacy. Here’s introducing. . . “Children’s Book Authors — Writing for Reading.”

Writing to Read: 4 Featured Children’s Book Authors.

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE BRAG GIVEAWAY NOW!!  

$100.00 USD Gift Certificate to Amazon.com

Enter to win

March 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Starts with “F” Friendship and Acceptance

In my quest to discover books for Read Across America, authors with special Message to help children with disabilities. Here is an incredible children’s book that does just that…. I meet Lisa Eichlin on Linkedin, this Lady has an inspiring  book  ” The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew” speaks volumes of love and understanding.

The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew

Message from the Author: “I think The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew is special because it is about a regular boy talking about his best friend who is disabled. Michael, who tells the story, shows the reader that his best friend can do things like him. He just has to do it his own way. Michael also talks about the problems his friend experiences and how he deals with them. This book doesn’t show the bad things about having a disability. It shows how a person deals with their disability by making the most of every day.”

Excerpt from The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew: Lisa says her favorite passage is when Michael says of his friend: “He never worries what others think of him. He’s not like any other friend I’ve ever had.”

Well here are 2 touching book reviews:

About.comReader’s Choice Award 2011 Kids With Disabilities Are Just the Same as You

Reader Reviews: The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew
User Rating
5 Star RatingFrom Michelle Mac Pherson,
 
My Review The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew by Lisa Eichlin is a wonderful book that lets children know it is okay to have a disability and that they are just the same as you and I. It teaches children that even if you have a disability you can still do all the same fun things that others do, but sometimes in a different way. Anything is possible, especially when you are surrounded by great friends and family.

Reading Level Easy
Chapter Length Short
Best For: Inspiration
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

This one is from Book Dads
Michael wants to introduce you to someone very important. This boy is just like you. He loves sports, puzzles, and being outside. He loves to race Michael, often beating him. This boy is a great best friend. Michael wants to be just like him because he’s the bravest boy Michael knows. But why does Michael think he’s so brave?

Find out in The Bravest Boy I Ever Knew.

* Part of the proceeds from books sold are donated to The Familial Dysautonomia Foundation in memory of the author’s cousin Michael Crohn *

My take on the book: This is a beautiful book and a must read for all parents and teachers!

The story is very well done and the illustrations are terrific and very engaging. I love how Michael is so proud of his friend, and how excited he is to share all of the things that make his friend so brave. The last part of the book may be the most poignant and beautiful: “Tada! Introducing the bravest boy I ever knew. I hope someday I can be as brave as him.”

I think it’s so important to teach young children about why other children might have a disability causing them to be in a wheelchair. Kids usually have so many questions about the wheelchair and about whether the child can or can’t do things. I think there’s a certain anxiety about it for children as well. This is why a book like this can help so much in normalizing it for children.

I highly recommend this wonderful tale of friendship.
To purchase your copy here is the link Website: www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore

Cover image courtesy of Lisa Eichlin

March 8, 2012 at 8:51 am 1 comment

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