When Pippin was a tiny puppy, he became very ill and spent a lot of time in the hospital. As much as he loved the doctors and nurses who cared for him, he dreamed of getting well and spending time in his lovely flower garden. Because of his illness, Pippin faced many challenges.
In The Story of Pippin, author Joy Luke offers seven Pippin stories for grandparents, parents, and teachers to read a story a day to young children. The tales are based on the real life of a little Tibetan Spaniel dog named Pippin who was sick and required several stays in the hospital. Pippin made a great recovery, became a visitation dog and was enjoyed by the residents of the nursing and retirement facilities he regularly visited.
Through words and pictures, The Story of Pippin helps children learn empathy and sympathy for others who may be sick or lonely.The stories also call attention to the flowers, colors and sounds that surround them and can make children aware of nature’s beauty.