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Released in celebration of National Change a Pet's Life Day—January 24!
This is a heartfelt look at real-life animals who visit, cuddle, and help kids in unexpected and amazing ways: JoJo the golden retriever who calms anxious kids at the dentist, Gracie the therapy cat who encourages reluctant readers, Parfait the service dog who helps a boy with seizures, Magic the miniature horse who comforts children in hospitals, Ricochet the dog who surfs with special-needs kids, and others.
Each chapter, kids will recognize animals’ great capacity for love and devotion, which reflects God’s enduring love for us all. This book strengthens kinships with animals, encourages humane treatment, and helps kids build lifelong bonds with animal friends. Includes beautiful color photos of the actual animals, relevant and easy-to-read Bible verses, and ways children can give back and help animals.
About the Author
Peggy Frezon is contributing editor of All Creatures magazine, and the author of Faithfully Yours. Her inspirational and animal stories appear regularly in Guideposts and Angels on Earth, Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and All Creatures daily devotional (Guideposts Books). She lives in upstate New York where she enjoys sharing her love of animals with her two granddaughters. She and her husband rescue senior golden retrievers and are involved in therapy dog work. They share their home with two faithful golden retrievers, Ernest and Petey.
“I loved all the marvelous animals Peggy Frezon writes about in this book. Her engaging style is every bit as kid-friendly as the stories she tells. This will make children smile, cuddle up, and be comforted and inspired, even as they learn wonderful things about our animal friends. Highly recommended!” —M.R. Wells, coauthor of Four Paws from Heaven and The Cat Lover’s Devotional
“The Dog in the Dentist Chair is filled with beautiful stories of hope, love and compassion to support the powerful bond between children and animals. This book is paw-tastic!” —Robin Ganzert, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Humane
“Peggy Frezon loves animals. More than that, she also understands children. While this book is full of touching true stories of animals and kids together, it’s Peggy’s heartfelt empathy and friendly voice that makes them shine.” —Aline Alexander Newman, National Geographic author of How to Speak Dog and How to Speak Cat
“With great warmth Peggy Frezon shows young people that companion animals can be more than companions. They can also be our guides, bringing us to greater kindness, courage, and well being.” —Gayle Boss, author of All Creation Waits
“The Dog in the Dentist Chair is also valuable for an adult reader. It's an inspiring resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers looking for ways to reach and heal the children in their care.” —Melinda Johnson, author of Piggy in Heaven
“Pet lovers, look no further for your next book purchase. Everything about The Dog in the Dentist Chair by Peggy Frezon is delightful. Cheer radiates from the cute but true animal stories. Joy bursts from the colorful and well-designed pages...Ever since my cat and I became certified as a therapy pet team, I’ve been collecting books on therapy animals. This is an outstanding addition to my collection!” —Allison Hunter, Lincoln Pet Center