A New Hattitude



https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692990143/     

A story of love, friendship and never giving up. Miss BeeDee loved to make hats and she gave them each a name, but what she didn't know is that they could talk to each other! They all became a close family. Because, as Ms. BeeDee says, "There's a special hat for every head".

Jumpy and friends



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0785NPL7G    

Jumpy and friends is a very cognitive fairytale. It learns to love, to appreciate friendship, to help each other in difficult situations, to fun together and be happy with you tried-and-true friends.

The Rescue (The Adventures of Ms Addie Pants, Book 1)



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077CS2TD4/      

Love is to be shared, but Ms. Addie Pants was left on the side of the road with no one in sight. She wondered if there someone who would find her and give her a home she never had? Will her dreams ever come true? Discover Addie’s outcome in this timeless children's picture book about love healing fear between a girl and her dog.
This children's pet book on dogs is a true story about a puppy in Texas that finds a home in New Hampshire. This book's main theme is that Love Heals Fear. It is about a strong little girl that is determined to save Addie and make her safe. It starts with abandonment and scary trucks zooming by.

Then she is discovered on the side of the road by a rescue hero who puts her on a plane with other puppies.

No one steps up to claim Addie when she arrives in NH but Addie hopes it is the little girl she saw waving to her when they were landing. It then describes the adventures of landing in Annie’s arms.

This children's ebook will delight many ages from birth to adult.

Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZWP7EV/     

Author Rob Dircks and his brother, illustrator Dave Dircks, have teamed up again– this time with their very first children’s book! Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure is the story of Albert, a kid – like all kids – who just doesn’t want to go to bed. Using the alphabet and his vivid imagination, Albert embarks on various adventures, learning that nothing’s really better than a good night’s sleep.

If you've got a young one just learning their A-B-Cs, or a grandkid that's too excited to go to sleep, this little gem of a book is the perfect thing. With a simple, playful adventure, and soothing, repetitive rhymes, your little one will be reciting along with the alphabet, and before you know it, drifting off to sleep.

Eric the Earthworm



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVLRTS2/     

Eric the Earthworm combines beautiful illustrations with a tale that will give every child an uplifting and positive outlook on life. As you turn each page your eyes are immersed in a world of vibrant color that will make you and your little one smile. A resident of the local park, Eric becomes jealous of the seemingly more impressive residents who possess a different range of skills and abilities. With a little help and love from Mom, Eric realizes his own greatness and what makes him special and unique.

Kate Takes The Cake




For Immediate Release 
Contact: Suzanne Walcher
     952-212-9756

NEW BOOK BY LOCAL AUTHOR AIMS TO HELP SAVE DOGS

November 27, 2017—Orono, MN—A family pet who ate half a chocolate birthday cake inspired local author Suzanne Walcher to spread the message to young children about the dangers of sharing their food with dogs.  With holidays (and tempting treats) just around the corner, Kate Takes The Cake teaches children how to steer their beloved canine friends away from a potentially serious situation.  The book’s debut marks the Spring Park resident’s first foray into children’s books.

According to Dr. Andrea Johnston, veterinarian at Gehrman Animal Hospital in Minnetonka, MN, the book is a valuable tool for children and their parents as well.

“We all want to keep our beloved pets safe.  This book is a great teaching resource because common foods that we eat can be dangerous to our furry friends. We see ingestion of these food items way too often, which often times requires immediate and intensive care. This book helps pet owners understand how they can minimize putting their own pets at risk,” says Gehrman.

“I’ve observed that kids don’t generally understand that many human foods are not good for dogs,” says Walcher.  “The story is a fun way to convey a serious message, and it puts kids in a position to be helpful caretakers of their pets.”
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In the story, readers help a little boy keep his curious—and always hungry—dog Kate safe, as her nose leads her where it doesn't belong! As children learn about these common food dangers, they begin to memorize the list of top offenders and are soon empowered to play an important role in keeping their dog safe and healthy. Food icons placed next to the text mean that even pre-readers can follow along.

Walcher’s book is also helping dogs in other meaningful ways.  One dollar for each paperback copy sold will be donated to the Top Dog Foundation of New Germany, Minnesota, to help provide loving and permanent homes for senior dogs.  http://www.topdogfoundation.org/  The book is also available in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
Suzanne Walcher has loved reading, writing and dogs since she was a little girl. The cast of dog characters in her own life's story has been a lively one, and home just wouldn't be home without them. After raising a family, she began her writing career in earnest and has been featured in numerous publications and blogs.  Kate Takes The Cake is her first children's book.  For more information about Kate Takes The Cake, visit https://suzannewalcher.com/

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The Rescue (The Adventures of Ms Addie Pants, Book 1)



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077CS2TD4/      


Love is to be shared, but Ms. Addie Pants was left on the side of the road with no one in sight. She wondered if there someone who would find her and give her a home she never had? Will her dreams ever come true? Discover Addie’s outcome in this timeless children's picture book about love healing fear between a girl and her dog.
This children's pet book on dogs is a true story about a puppy in Texas that finds a home in New Hampshire. This book's main theme is that Love Heals Fear. It is about a strong little girl that is determined to save Addie and make her safe. It starts with abandonment and scary trucks zooming by.

Then she is discovered on the side of the road by a rescue hero who puts her on a plane with other puppies.

No one steps up to claim Addie when she arrives in NH but Addie hopes it is the little girl she saw waving to her when they were landing. It then describes the adventures of landing in Annie’s arms.

This children's ebook will delight many ages from birth to adult.

Three Free Color Pages are available for download once you purchase this book



Biography


Wendy Van de Poll is a pioneering leader in the field of pet loss grief support. Wendy is dedicated to providing a safe place for her clients to express their grief over the loss of their pets. 

What makes Wendy successful with her clients is that she get’s grief! “Over the years I’ve dealt with my own grief and helping many families communicate and connect with their pets long after their loss. It’s what I’ve done since I was just 5 yrs old!” 

She is compassionate and supportive to all who know her.

Her passion is to help people when they are grieving over the loss of a pet and her larger than life love for animals has led her to devote her life to the mission of increasing the quality of life between animals and people no matter what stage they are in their cycle of life! She has been called the animal whisperer.

She is a Certified End of Life and Pet Grief Support Coach, Certified Pet Funeral Celebrant, Animal Medium, and Communicator. She is the founder of The Center for Pet Loss Grief and an international best-selling and award-winning author and speaker. 

She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Wolf Ecology and Behavior and has run with wild wolves in Minnesota, coyotes in Massachusetts and foxes in her backyard. She lives in the woods with her husband, two crazy birds, her rescue dog Addie and all kinds of wildlife.

She can be reached at www.centerforpetlossgrief.com or www.wendyvandepoll.com