Hi, Mom ~ It’s Maía

A Little Doggy’s Vacation Adventures in Ohio

by Sarah L. Reynolds & Illustrated by Bonnie Motlow



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/2/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480854468
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480854475

About the Book

Maía is a Maltipoo puppy who spends a lot of time with her PaPa and Grandma in Ohio while her Mommy travels around the country for her work.

Grandma and Maía have a very special relationship and Maía can turn her grouchy PaPa into an old softie with one special hug and cuddle.  The furry little bundle of joy keeps herself busy playing tug of war with her toys, drinking water from the bathroom faucet and shredding tissues into little pieces.  Now with Grandma’s help, Maía writes emails to her Mommy in Florida telling of her many adventures that include a talking frog, dandelion magic, singing doggies, a hungry chair, a funny bunny, her pug cousins and so much more!

In this animal tale for all ages, Maía describes her surprising adventures in Ohio as she discovers all kinds of fun and mischief on her many visits with PaPa and Grandma.

About the Author

Although Sarah Reynolds passed away in 2012, she suddenly became an accidental author in 2017. While her natural writing abilities surfaced regularly in her many personal and travel journals, this collection of stories about her Granddoggy Maía stayed packed away for 16 years.

Sarah’s professional background included a 20-year career with the US Department of Agriculture and owning a farm insurance business, neither of which required creative writing.

However, it was in her personal time that Sarah’s love of the printed word flourished, both as an avid reader and as a daily writer. One of her greatest achievements was setting foot on all 7 continents, exploring 34 countries and 46 states. Her travel journals reflect her great appreciation of other countries and peoples, as well as her sense of adventure. Just 6 months before her passing she was 4-wheeling in Iceland and a mere 3 weeks prior to her death she was walking a vortex in Sedona, Arizona.

Above all, love of family was her greatest joy. Married 52 years to Donald Reynolds (PaPa), they have 2 daughters, Peggie Reynolds and Donita Smith, son-in-law Gene Smith and cherished grandsons and wives, Cale & Sarah Smith and Dr. Graham & Jennifer Smith.

This accidental author now holds a distinction that would surprise and thrill her – to have a published children’s book. What will not come as a surprise to those who read these stories is seeing themselves in Sarah’s words and in their relationships with their own 4-legged family members.