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Monday, October 23, 2017

October is National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month! "Maverick and Me" Childrens book review by Katherine Schwarzenegger

October is National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month! "Maverick and Me" Childrens book review by Katherine Schwarzenegger

I love dogs. I have always had dogs growing up. Dogs are truly man's best friend. 

Previously we owned a German Shephard named King. King was found in an abandoned home with other dogs and taken in by my sister's landlord. We loved King! He was such a great guard dog. 

He always knew when we were not feeling well. He would not leave your side. 

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When I saw the opportunity to participate in a book tour for "Maverick and Me" by Katherine Schwarzenegger I knew that it would be a book that my kids and I would love. I am always on the look out for new books for my boys. We love to read. 

We are a strong Adopt don't shop family. 
Did you know that October is National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month?  

Here is a summary of what this sweet book is about:

Dog lover and animal advocate Katherine Schwarzenegger draws from her own experience with fostering and adopting dogs to create a picture book that introduces children to the concept of “adopt, don’t shop.” In the heartwarming story of Maverick and Me, Maverick is rescued by a kind-hearted stranger after being dumped on the side of the road. The little puppy’s luck takes a turn for the better when young Scarlett meets him at an adoption event. Scarlett is so moved by Maverick’s story that she and her mother decide to give him the forever home he is looking for. Each year, millions of dogs find themselves in shelters and with animal rescues through no fault of their own. Maverick will help teach children about these dogs and empower even young readers to advocate for shelter pup

Author Biography

Katherine Schwarzenegger is a New York Times bestselling author, lifestyle blogger, philanthropist, and
ASPCA Ambassador. Katherine and the real Maverick live in California, where Katherine blogs about
their adventures. Together, Maverick and Katherine spread a message of hope, defying all odds, and the
joys of finding forever friends through pet rescue.

Illustrator Biography
Phyllis Harris is a supporter of pet adoption and has adopted two dogs, Brandy and Cassie, over the
years. She has been illustrating children’s books since 2001, including On Christmas Day by Margaret

Wise Brown and My Mama & Me by Crystal Bowman & Teri McKinley. She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband.

My Thoughts:

What an adorable, heartwarming, tug at the heart strings story! My 6 year old and I read this together. He was able to read with out difficulty and followed along when we read it a second time. He loved the little dog that found by himself. My 6 year old was sad when he learned that Maverick did not have a family at first - and as we traveled through the book he was happy that Maverick grew strong. This is a well written and beautifully illustrated book. Highly recomended for dog lovers and children. 

I received a copy of this book through Worthy Kids/Ideals. All opinions are my own. 


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