Jake the Growling Dog: A Children's Picture Book about the Power of Kindness, Celebrating Diversity, and Friendship.

Jake the Growling Dog: A Children's Picture Book about the Power of Kindness, Celebrating Diversity, and Friendship.


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Jake’s voice has a different sound.

Other critters won’t come around.

But he is sweet and only wants to play.

Will others start to see him that way?

Follow Jake, a sweet, kind, and misunderstood dog as he tries to make friends despite his differences.

Meet critters of all kinds while getting to know Jake. Jake loves to swim, hike, and play, but when he realizes he's lonely a true friend comes to his aid. Soon others find friendship and understanding filling this tale with heart and hope.

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Jake the Growling Dog is fun-loving tale about kindness, acceptance, friendship, and diversity. Author and licensed school counselor, Samantha Shannon, and Illustrator and art educator, Kerrie Joyce, spotlight Jake, who is different the other dogs and critters. With a little help and understanding, the others learn to love Jake despite his differences. This timely story is packed with tons of fun, while also educating our little ones about friendship and how to be kind to others.

Includes a loving kindness and mindfulness activity for families, counselors, and schools

Along with Jake's story, this picture book also includes a loving-kindness activity to promote character education, mindfulness, and gratitude. The activity is for families, schools, and counselors to reduce stress and bring families closer together while encouraging acts of kindness, forgiveness, and gratitude.

A Positive Story to Promote Empathy

Jake's story encourages children to be kind, to find the good in all things and the power of gratitude, and to accept others who are different from them in a subtle, sweet, and impactful way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998405377
Publisher: Rawlings Books LLC
Publication date: 05/19/2019
Series: Jake the Growling Dog , #1
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 137,884
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 11 Years

About the Author

Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen and graduated from St. Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature in 2013. The Bone Season is her first novel and has been sold in twenty-one countries. It is being developed for film by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish at Imaginarium Studios.

Follow Samantha Shannon on Twitter @say_shannon and on her blog: www.samanthashannon.co.uk

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