**This review is brought to you by Lola the Therapy Dog Book Series. All opinions are my own.**
My daughters and I love two things most: dogs and books. Combining the two is always a hit in our house. But combining the two with a heartfelt message of love, acceptance and sacrifice is a home run for us. Based on a real life pup, Lola, who, against all odds, became and loving and teeny tiny therapy with a huge heart! Now, with her mom, and the author of the books, Marcia Goldman, she travels the country bringing love and comfort to kids with autism, seniors and more. When I told the girls we were going to be getting these books, they were so excited to read them to our rescue dogs. Little did I know that they would be a daily story told over and over again with laughter and love by my girls to anyone who will listen!
We received the books and a tiny Lola stuffed dog and my girls immediately set up to read to Bud and Jack. I love, love, love that these books feature Lola in real life photos. She is not drawn on the page, actual photos of her adventures are the ‘illustrations’. It helps my girls see that little dogs like this that help so many are very real.
- Lola Goes to Work: Meet Lola, a little terrier with a big job. Children will identify with the feisty Lola as she struggles going to school, passing tests, and finally achieving her Big Dog dream. If Lola can make it in a world of Great Danes and Labradors, so can anybody who’s feeling like a runt. The book shows children how through hard work and determination, anyone can achieve their goals.
- Lola Goes to the Doctor: Lola is nervous about going to the doctor, but discovers she’s a bigger dog than she thought.
- Lola & Tattletale Zeke: Tattling is a huge issue, especially in kindergarten/1st grade and there are no picture books dealing with the subject. Lola and Tattletale Zeke offers a jumping-off point for classroom and family discussions.
- Lola Goes to School, PREORDER NOW! Coming out June 1st– : Children will identify with Lola as she faces first-day-of-school jitters.
I sat and read the books with my kids and though my 6 and 8 year old seemed to love them most, I did catch my almost 10 year old reading them in her bed the other night. She was smiling and petting Piper who had curled up beside her.
This book series is an amazing conversation starter not only to educate kids on jobs kids can have, but also to talk to them about ways that therapy dogs can help those who need it most.
This is a series all families who love pets and books and caring for others need to have. It is cute, sweet and Lola is now a part of our family too!
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