It’s hard to contain my excitement here. Since I was a little pup and was still getting used to living in my forever home, I could only fall asleep when my mom or one of the mice read me my favorite book in the whole world!
The book is (drum roll…..) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Whatever your age may be, this is a classic book. And I will always keep it as one of my treasured possessions. (In fact, it is right next to the book about me written by my mom Sassafrass Jones & Her Search for a Forever Home). Coincidence or not, they are both just great books for kids and adults.
But here is what has got my tail wagging and my tongue hanging out……the new book of what will be a series is about raising a puppy to become a service dog.
And, guess what organization has inspired her series? If you know anything about the Habersham Forest, then you know the answer.
Give up? Canine Companions For Independence. The nearest and dearest to our hearts. In fact, 100% of the book sales from my mom’s latest book, Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABCs, goes directly to this organization.
It’s like we were meant to be. At least our books and maybe our moms are meant to be. In a “doing good” for the world sort of way. I just ordered my copy, with some help from my friends in the forest because it can be hard to type with little paws) and i can’t wait to read it this weekend with my mommy.
It’s time. Drum roll, please. The second book in the Sassafrass series is out and ready to buy. Sassafrass Jones and Her Forever Friends keeps all of us critters and humans in the forest entertained for hours. Written by my mom Cathleen Smith Bresciani and the Steiff wonder woman and North American Authority Rebekah Kaufman, the ABC books definitely gets my Sassy Seal of Approval. Before I give you a sneak peek into this new children’s book (click HERE to buy), you my friends should know that ALL proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to the organization dear to our hearts, Canine Companions for Independence.
I keep a stack of money buried in the forest for only very special purchases. Well, I have already bought four copies and it feels great to help this cool organization that provides service dogs at no cost to the recipients. (More on this organization in my later posts).
Here’s the rundown of the book….each letter has a beautiful page with a corresponding Steiff animal, an amazing vignette (created by the talented set designer in Habersham Forest, Chris), a fun poem and Sassy Steiff fact. Oh, and to add another element of learning, the name of the animal appears in five different language (and a phonetic way to say them). That was a lot to get out in one breath, and I may have a lot of talents, but writing and talking are still a work in progress. So, I am going to let you see for yourself….just one of my favorite pages so i don’t spoil the book.
In case you have slight eye problems like myself, I will write out the cool stuff on this page:
“These pretty ladies love clothes with a passion; They’re the perfect zoo sisters to model high fashion!
And the Sassy Steiff Fact: These Steiff giraffes were made in five sizes ranging from 6 to 30 inches from 1953 through 1974. The smallest size was made from velvet while the larger versions were made from mohair, a woolen fabric. Steiff is also famous for the life-like and life-sized giraffes, some of which stand more than a whopping 8 feet tall!
Can you believe it, Miss Rebekah and Mama Cathy found a Steiff animal for every letter of the alphabet. Make sure to order your copy for the holidays. Kids and adults alike will love this!