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Muffy & Valor: A True Dog Story (True Pet Stories for Kids Book 1) by [Karl Beckstrand, Brandon Rodriguez]

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"5 Stars. Sometimes it's difficult to see the good in others,especially when the others look bigger and stronger. Differences can befrightening, but they don't have to be. Muffy was a small dog. Injured by...a bigger dog. Muffy decided that all big dogs were bad--and it wasimportant to bark at them. Valor was a big dog. He lived far from Muffy.But one day he became lost and was hit by a car.... when Muffy's ownersrescued Valor, Muffy felt compassion for the big dog.... Muffy learned a valuable lesson, that one cannot judge another by how they look, and one shouldn't let fear rule our feelings. Based on a true story,Karl Beckstrand's picture book...recounts a memory of a much lovedchildhood pet.The lessons that Muffy had to learn are ones that we allhave to learn.... Beautifully presented for young readers learn from.... bright, colorful illustrations...a heartwarmingstory for young readers. The plot is simple and the messages quite clear: compassionate, be courageous." Jane Hills Orford forReaders' Favorite

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(Nonfiction, dogs) After a painful injury, a little dog named Muffy learns empathy for a German shepherd that has been hit by a car. Illustrated dog book teaches compassion, friendship, courage, and trust (kids ages 4 - 7). 700 words in dyslexic-friendly font by award-winning children’s author Karl Beckstrand (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual series]), illustrated by Brandon Rodriguez , 28-page, 8.5”x8.5” perfect bound soft or hard cover picture book (also an ebook) with Hispanic family, minority child, big dogs, and online extras (worldwide rights © Sept. 2017 Premio Publishing)

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B073T1BH16
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (July 24, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 24, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 16091 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 34 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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College media instructor Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator of 26 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 60 ebook titles. His survival thriller, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award, and his multicultural kids’ books have been lauded by Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, The Horn Book, and School Library Journal. Raised in Silicon Valley, he has lived abroad and worked with people from all continents (except Antarctica). His work reflects cultural diversity—not only in protagonists, but in collaborators (his illustrators hail from Latin America, Europe, and Asia). Beckstrand has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APUS, and a broadcast/film certificate from Film A. Academy. He teaches media at a state college and, since 2004, has run Premio Publishing. Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. His Y.A. stories, ebook mysteries, nonfiction, Spanish/bilingual, wordless, career, and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared via: Amazon, Apple/iBooks, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Deseret Book, Follett, Ingram, Papercrafts Magazine,, The U.S. Congressional Record,, FB, Twitter, and

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