In this era of electronic communications, the youngest of children can literally hold the entire world in the palm of their hand.
Through the colorful illustrations, stories and questions, parents and grandparents, can learn to listen and communicate with young children and create a dialogue to alleviate fears.
Dear Pippin is the second in the Pippin series. Through the friendship of two little dogs, it covers topics such as moving away from friends, starting a new school, divorce, living in two different homes, the blending of families, difficulty learning, disabilities, and adoption.
Each story ends on a happy and positive note.
The Pippin books are warm with loving wisdom. You should meet Pippin. He is a snuggly, wise empathic dog who knows how to listen and write a good letter. A little dog and his animal friends address subjects like illness, moving, divorce, and the blended family. This is a gentle and hopeful book and gives the reader words to explain their feelings. Each story ends on a note of hope. Any youngster will benefit from meeting Pippin.
—Gertrud Mueller Nelson, author and illustrator, To Dance with God. Here All Dwell Free. A Walk Through Our Church.
Joy Luke’s Dear Pippin encourages children to talk about life challenges and changes facing kids growing up today. Headed up by two charming Tibetan Spaniels, Pippin and Sparrow, the cast of lovable animal characters model empathy for others and a positive approach to facing problems such as moving away from friends, parents who divorce and remarry, and living with disability. Sure to appeal to animal-loving kids, Joy’s delightful illustrations are a visual treat.
—Susan Waller Miccio author of The Tibetan Spaniel—A Gift from the Roof of the World and the Abby Swann Mysteries, Tales of Tibbies