Barbara Techel wrote a story about her dog, Frankie and what he has been through. She wrote it to “give hope and inspiration to all who face challenges. Barb writes a column “For the Love of Animals” has appeared in the Depot Dispatch. Her column shares stories of the daily antics and lives of her four-legged companion as well as other furry friends she has met.
Barb lives in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin with her loving husband John and her sweet critters. Barbara hope Frankie’s story will help anyone facing a challenge to realize they always have a choice as to how they will overcome a challenge and that hope is all you need to move forward.”
Now, onto the review (written by Joy Delgado):
Frankie the walk ‘n roll dog, what a trooper
“Hi, my name is Frankie! Welcome to my life.” is how Frankie the walk ‘n roll dog begins. Frankie starts her life like any other dog, running around, playful and happy. Adopted by a loving couple, she goes on bike rides to the market, plays with her dog sister and friends and sleeps in a cozy warm bed. She has a wonderful life. Then a tragic accident happens that makes poor Frankie paralyzed in her hind legs. Does she hide her tail between her legs and give up on life? No. She goes on to teach us all how to overcome obstacles and disabilities that get thrown at us.
Written from the point of view of Frankie, the author has done a very good job showing us what it’s like to be stricken with a disability later in life. The story walks you step by step through Frankie’s ordeal. The illustrations by Victoria Kay Lieffring depict the story with bold colors and make you ‘see’ what the story tells. The fears and frustrations little Frankie experiences are expressed in a way that children will be able to understand.
This charming story will be a wonderful addition to any child’s library.
Hey kids, if you go to http://www.joyfulpaws.com/ you can get a free ‘pawtographed’ photo of Frankie and her favorite poem by signing up. While you’re there anyway, check out the store with lot of things with pictures of Frankie like t-shirts, stickers, buttons, tote bag and lot more! Beat you there!