Being different in any area often times can rattle our world, whether it is with ourselves or others. However, if we realize that being different is not bad, merely a situation that simply needs understanding and tolerance. In this well written work by author, Heather Whittaker, we meet, Taz, a wonderful little dog. Taz shares her life with the reader from being small, to having pins put in to fix her knees, and even to going blind. Taz is not one to complain, feel sorry for herself, or blame others. No, she works to overcome and live her life to the fullest. What a gal and role modal she is. This is a wonderful book with top of the notch, colorful, and real to life illustrations that draw you right into the storyline. Using a love-able dog, our author shows how we should accept ourselves, and others for what and who we are. The story shows that just because someone may not be able to do all others can, does not make them less of a person (or doggy), nor would it make them less of a friend. It teaches acceptance and love in a warm and wonderful way. I enjoyed this read and feel it has a very important lesson for young and old, told in an upbeat and joyous manner, that will leave you feeling good inside. Well done! Recommended. --Midwest Book Review
Delightful! The story of Taz is the perfect introduction for children to become sensitive to the differences, as well as the similarities, in all of us. Taz teaches us that despite physical imperfection, life is full of happiness and fun! The beautiful illustrations enhance the story, giving a whimsical touch to a very important lesson. This is a book for every child, young and old. --Elizabeth Blackmon
Young children will love this story of a cute little doggy named Taz. For me, there were two messages here. The one that it's OK to be different, that's what makes us all unique in this world and we should celebrate our differences and be accepting of others. But, also the other message Taz had for us was that with perseverance and a positive attitude we can learn to overcome any obstacle in our lives and love ourselves the way we are! What a lucky little doggy. I enjoyed the rhythm of the words and the pictures were positively adorable. A good book for young children! --Kathy Sekerak
About the Author
is the author of A Different Little Doggy, Everything You Need to Know About Life Can Be Learned From A Dog, and The Tazie Effect
; all books that teach various life lessons through stories about her dogs. Ms. Whittaker combines her love of animals with her own management experiences and life experiences to create memorable stories. In addition to writing, Ms. Whittaker is a motivational business speaker with a background that encompasses call center management, operations support, and quality assurance. She shares with groups and organizations of all sizes the amazing benefits of living your life Unleashed!
Combining 15 plus years of operations management experience, a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, and a love of nature, wildlife, and animals, she inspires audiences to live the lives they deserve through the principles of passion, people, and purpose. You can learn more about Heather and her canine friends at heatherwhittaker(dot)com.