- File Size: 996 KB
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1524673749
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (March 2, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 2, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XDL542M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,234,120 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lessons from Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and Girls Kindle Edition
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Scientists have been discovering over the years what great teachers dogs are, especially "talking dogs" like Shadow. Shadow is a "rescue dog," a gorgeous 12-year-old female Labrador retriever who has co-authored a book with his master, a Harvard graduate named Walter Bregman, known to Shadow as Daddy. Through the esteemed Bregman, this lovable, cuddly companion is able to speak and teach young children some of the most essential life lessons, in "Lessons From Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and Girls."
Bregman, who grew up an only child and is now a widower, joins forces with Shadow in this delightful book that can be read either by or to youngsters. For Shadow, this book is a chronicle of his daily experiences that can teach children essential lessons, about cohabitation with other humans and dogs, proper eating etiquette and an endless array of lessons.
Shadow got his name because he was always following people around. In "Lessons From Shadow," youngsters are encouraged to follow Shadow's examples from the lessons he has learned. These lessons include hard-learned eating habits. Shadow's lesson is: "Eat as much as you need, but not as much as you want," and to "Listen to Mommy and Daddy like I did and eat what's good for you."
Each chapter features new lessons and they are both entertaining and educational. Another chapter is about the importance of not straying too far afield. As Shadow points out, "You might think about running away when you get angry at mommies and daddies or brothers and sisters. But remember these people love you even when you get mad at them or they get mad at you. It's much better being at home than running away."
Through Bregman, Shadow covers plenty of territory, including how to handle bullying ("Stand up for yourself"), as well as dealing with loneliness, loss, traveling and even moving. The writing is simple, warm and supportive, perfect for youngsters between 6 and 10 years of age. It is complemented by lovely illustrations by Fatima Stamato.
Aimed at helping little ones with sympathy, empathy and responsibility, you find yourself falling in love with Shadow by the book’s end and desiring even more stories and life lessons.
Children see events though different eyes, specifically Shadow's and the net result is heartwarming.
"Lessons From Shadow" is dedicated by both Shadow and Walter to "Mommy,” Walter’s late wife of 59 years, and a long list of other pets who have enriched the Bregmans’ lives.
This book is a real winner!
Lessons from Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and Girls was such a delight to read. Each chapter has a well-written story that demonstrates a challenging situation that Shadow had to deal with and her solutions. Young children who may be experiencing some of these life challenges will totally relate to Shadows issues and her sound advice and solutions. Each chapter ends with Shadow asking the child what he or she thought the lesson was about and then a lesson recap about the topic which will encourage important discussions between children and their parents. A few of the topics that are included in this book are bullying, the death of a loved one, and having to move to a new house. Each story is easy to read and easy to understand. In my opinion, children will love having the story told from the point of view of Shadow, the Labrador. In addition to the charming yet insightful stories, colorful illustrations throughout give the book a more personal touch which makes it even more engaging and exciting.
As you can tell, I really enjoyed this book and I adore the cover, but what makes this book even more amazing is the fact that the author is donating all the proceeds of the sales from this book to an amazing organization – Best Friends Society. This organization does so much for animals in need and I am touched that the author is doing this. The book is a win for our children and the donations are a win for animals in need.
I highly recommend this book to parents of young children. With its important messages and the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions with your child really makes this a book to have in your home library whether you are an animal lover or not.