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Man (and woman’s) best friend appears as the main character in a couple children’s books from AuthorHouse Publishing:

If a Dog Could Blog
By: Lisa Breeden Garcia
Illustrated By: Susan Shorter

Admit it: If you have a dog, you’ve always wondered what thoughts he had or stories he would tell if he had the chance, but what kind of dog can blog about her crazy (and sometimes lazy) experiences? In the new illustrated children’s book If a Dog Could Blog, Lisa Breeden Garcia brings to life the daily goings-on of her technology-savvy Basset Hound, a character that children can easily relate to in this electronically-connected world. Killer, who lives with her (human) parents and her little sister (a Great Dane), narrates her adventures on her blog, which include being swept away by a giant “tsunami” in a creek near her house, meeting the new barn kitties taken in by her parents, and being accused of running away from home. As an added bonus, children can even log on to Killer’s actual blog URL, www.killerdog.typepad.com, to leave comments. You can purchase If a Dog Could Blog online at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Borders.com.

Sophie Gets Curtains!
By: Adelene Keeler Smith
Illustrated By: Floyd Ryan Yamyamin

Who says dogs can’t have fun decorating just like people? In the illustrated children’s book Sophie Gets Curtains!, author Adelen Keeler Smith introduces us to Sophie, a cute and lovable Wire Fox Terrier who launches the construction and decoration of her new doghouse. She hires an expert team to help her build and design her dream home, and invites all of her closest friends to her doghouse warming party. The advanced vocabulary and glossary of terms will challenge your early reader to learn new words, too. Sophie Gets Curtains! stands out as a delightful read for both children and their parents as Sophie explores the value of friends, family, and an awesome home to play around in.

Leave a comment below by Monday, March 21 telling us what your favorite type of animal is and why for a chance to win either a copy of If a Dog Could Blog or Sophie Gets Curtains! The winners will be selected randomly and will be notified by email.

Disclosure: Mom Central recieved copies of If a Dog Could Blog and Sophie Gets Curtains! courtesy of AuthorHouse Publishing to facilitate this review.

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Comments (41)

  1. Cindi says:

    Having been brought up in a family of animal lovers and a brother who
    was a Veterinarian, this is a difficult question for me…I have had a
    pet fox, squirrel, monkey, etc., but I will say dogs are my favorite pets!
    The books are delightful…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  2. Cheyenne says:

    Dogs — because they can be children’s best friends, too!

  3. Kelly Moran says:

    My son LOVES lions and my daughter LOVES monkeys! These books would be such great bedtime reads for my kids. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  4. cyndi kellem says:

    My twins want pets so badly, but sadly, they are too allergic. (even the allergy safe dogs are too much for my daughter for long periods of time) So, we have several stuffed cats and dogs and read about them alot too! Great giveaway!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I’m pretty partial to horses. They’re not exactly cuddly like dogs and cats, but many people would be surprised by the ways a horse can express affection. And horses are (most of the time) fairly smart.

  6. Staci says:

    They sound like great books. We love cats because they can be so playful, but sweet and snuggly too.

  7. January Bennett says:

    We love our miniature schnauzer- he’s our baby! :)

  8. Tracy M says:

    I love animals but there’s always something I don’t like about it. Dogs are lovable and playful but take a lot of attention and can chew up the place. Cats are super lovable and cute but scratch everywhere and shed! Rabbits are even cuter but poop every time they hop! lol

  9. clarissa says:

    well i really love a nice big dog…they are totally loyal and loving and they offer unmatched protection for your family

  10. Melanie Sartain says:

    I’m a dog person and always have been. I grew up with dogs and have always been allergic to cats to I guess I was just born to be a dog lover. I love my fur babies!

  11. Deborah Holman says:

    My grand daughter loves her puppy dog. This would be great for her.

  12. Birds.. I have had many of them in my life and treat them like most people treat their dogs. They wander the house, hang out on my shoulder (not many dogs do this) and are well loved.

  13. Aubrey J says:

    Definitely a horse. They have this beauty about them. Also fun to ride!

  14. sarah b says:

    A Dog I had mine for almost 14 years and she was my best buddy!!

  15. Dakotapam says:

    I prefer dogs! They are so loyal and have a playful spirit!

  16. Sheila Kassinger says:

    I love dogs! But I really love pekingese dogs, they are my favorite!

  17. Valerie says:

    I love dogs; we had two, just lost one due to old age a few weeks ago, but we are still going strong with his pal who now needs lots more love!

  18. Anonymous says:

    My favorite animal is my english mastiff Jet. He is so big yet so sweet, gentle, and loving.

  19. Diane says:

    I love poodles. Used to have one but we don’t have any animals right now.

  20. Costana Hornbaker says:

    cows are the best!!!!!!!!!!! because they are Cows :)

  21. LauraG says:

    Love cats. My favorite breeds are Cornish Rex and Peterbolds!

  22. kim says:

    Dogs because they are cuddly!

  23. Sandy says:

    Flamepoint cats are my favorite! :)

  24. kjllane says:

    Rabbits… They are so cute and always seem to be thinking about something.

  25. Crystal Jo Bruns says:

    My favorite animal would be pigs. I grew up raising and showing them. My folks still have several sows. I love going over there and cuddling with the new piglets.

  26. Wendy says:

    I’m a huge animal lover of all kinds, but I love watching Orangutans. They are just adorable, I could watch them all day.

  27. Lauren says:

    A dog has to be my favorite animal. My dogs are always happy to see me and my kids. I was just at the zoo though and I have to say the zebra is a beautiful animal.

  28. Nichole says:

    I always love to visit the marmosets when we go on a trip to the zoo. They are just so cute!

  29. alh1203 says:

    We have a dog and a bunny – the dog is much easier to clean up after and barks to scare away bad things. The bunny has a specialized diet and hides from even the smallest noise. I’d definitley say the dog is higher on the list but the bunny is oh so sweet and soft! :)

  30. Shannon says:

    We love birds; we have 2 aviaries full of them!

  31. Sharon says:

    My grandkids are avid readers and either of these would be just great. They love all animals and dogs especially because they make such great companions. Thanks for the opportunity.

  32. Madhu says:

    My son is just starting to read, will be good for him. Thanks for the giveaway

  33. Amy Hartung says:

    Oh my goodness…how cute are these! We are animal lovers, and have many pets over the years, our fondest being our cat “woody” who passed away a few years back! He was a spunky, feisty guy that loved to get into mischief!!

  34. vivanna says:

    Dogs –I have the world’s best dog,Sibby. She has been my constant companion for 11 years & I hope we have many more together!

  35. sindy yanez says:

    I LOVE BIRDS AND TURTLES! SO PEACEFUL ANIMALS!

  36. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

    My favorite animal is a horse (but it’s much more practical for us to have a dog–which we love). I’d be so happy to give this book to my grandson, who loves his black lab, Myra, very much.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Tooth Fairy says:

    I really love Horses! ( And unicorns of course )
    Spent some time at Dude Ranch once upon a time, and loved riding a horse named ” Shangrila ”
    Such a sweet feeling galloping along out in the trails in the forest, believe me!
    Thanks for this giveaway chance.

  38. Amandaohh says:

    My favorite animals are PENGUINS! I think they are so cute and the journey the male penguins go through to carry the egg safely is just amazing!

  39. Vicenzino Armenti says:

    Oh My Goodness, These Books are wonderful, giving Pre-schoolers a nifty way of Educating themselves. My 6 year old loves to read.

  40. Melissa says:

    We love dogs. We don’t have any of our own, but we like our neighbors’ dogs. ;)

  41. Amanda Kelsey says:

    Our two favorite things together books & dogs. We love the elephants too

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