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Celebrate National Adopt a Dog Month With Your Children

Maverick and Me is an adorable story about animal adoption.  It was written by ASPCA Ambassador Katherine Schwarzenegger.

In this book, sweet little Maverick is found abandoned and ill, by a loving woman who takes him into her home and nurses him back to health.  Once Maverick is healthy, he is then taken to a local adoption event to be put up for adoption.   

On adoption day, Maverick sits in his cage all day waiting for someone to come along and give him his forever home, but the day is drawing to a close and he is the only dog left to be adopted.  Just then, little Scarlett happens to show up at the event with her mother, who has no intentions of adopting a dog.

When Scarlett's mother sees the beautiful bond between Maverick and her daughter, she decided to adopt him.

Maverick instantly knows he has found a new best friend, his forever home and will always be loved.

This book is beautifully illustrated with vivid colors and pictures that tell the story so candidly.
It tells a wonderful story of love and the bond between an animal and their family.

Help teach your children the importance of helping others this month by talking to them about caring for pets, being responsible with pets and about volunteering to help them.

Book Specs
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Author/Illustrator: Katherine Schwarzenegger/Phyllis Harris
ISBN: 9780824956875
Price: $16.99
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
Page Count: 32
Ages: 4-7

Helpful Links
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About the Author

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.

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

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  1. If I won, this book would be for our family.

  2. If we win, this book will be kept here for all to enjoy!

  3. What a great way to teach kids about adopting dogs!

  4. My little girl would love this. She loves dogs.

  5. I'd give these to my grandson - we have a dog named Maverick

  6. I would give these books to my 2 daughters!

  7. I would give these to my son and daughter.

  8. I would give these to my niece.


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