Sunday, August 30, 2020

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: "Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends," by Susan Marie and Miss Olive


I have a special treat today for dog lovers: Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends! In this adorable children's picture book by Susan Marie and Miss Olive, children learn that Miss Olive is having a birthday, which will be celebrated by heading to the dog park! Unfortunately, not all the dogs there will be friendly. In real life, children see this scenario play out in their real lives when they find that school mates and neighborhood kids aren't always friendly. But in reading this book, children will learn that friends are out there if we look for them and open our hearts. This story about friendship and anti-bullying will charm the whole family! 

About the book:
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends continues the story of a little Italian Greyhound with three legs who is adopted by a loving family in the award-winning first book in the series, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home. In Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends, Miss Olive learns that it’s her birthday and that her parents have planned a special celebration which will include treats, presents and friends. Her party is nearly ruined when she runs into a couple of grouchy dogs at the park who proceed to bully the poor pup. She realizes that true friends will stick by her and won’t join in with taunts from bullies. Miss Olive is thrilled to discover that she not only has a “furever” home, but she has “furever” friends as well.

The first book in the Miss Olive series, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home, won the DWAA Maxwell Medallion for 2018 Children’s Book of the Year from The Dog Writers Association of America. The book was also awarded the Bronze 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Award in the Animals/Pets Fiction category. The award is an honor that “identifies the best children’s books published every year in the North American market.” In addition, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home received top honors from the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA).

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Learn more about Susan, Miss Olive and Miss Olive’s book trilogy by visiting www.TheDoggyDiva.com.

About Susan Marie:
For over fifteen years, Susan Marie has been spreading the word about puppy love through her national weekly radio show, The Doggy Diva Show. On her show, Susan interviews pet industry experts, bestselling authors, pet health and lifestyle professionals and representatives from animal rescue organizations. Past guests include Bob Barker, Dean Koontz, Julia Cameron, Alison Eastwood, and America's Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. The Doggy Diva Show can be heard on Pet Life Radio, Apple, Google Play, Stitcher and Speak Up Talk Radio.

Susan is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the Dog Writer’s Association of America and the Florida Writers Association. A devoted champion of animals, Susan donates a portion of the proceeds from Miss Olive books to animal rescue organizations. She’s passionate about passing along the love of animals to future generations.


About Miss Olive:
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home and Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends are the first and second books (respectively) in a trilogy about the adventures of Miss Olive, an Italian Greyhound rescue. The real Miss Olive was adopted in 2015 by author Susan Marie from Italian Greyhound Rescue Gulf Coast. Miss Olive was a victim of neglect and health issues, having lost her teeth due to lack of medical attention and one of her legs to cancer. The neglect and illness that she experienced has never affected her loving, gentle spirit; she is always ready for a snuggle. Miss Olive joins Susan Marie at the microphone each week as the co-host of radio show The Doggy Diva Show on Pet Life Radio.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a hardcover copy of Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends! Enter through the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, September 13, 2020.



Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review.


37 comments:

  1. Karen B1:13 PM

    I have no pets now but had many cats over the years, all of which were my favorite. My first, back in 1950, was Mittens. She was small but ruled the neighborhood! Dogs stayed away. She fell into the washing machine, loved caramels, went on vacation for 2 weeks every summer, discovered electric blankets, had her own "cat house" in the back yard, and had her kittens in my closet!

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  2. My family's friend is the neighbor's dog. She loves to come over and hang out with the kids and our dog.

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  3. The pet we have is a rescue dog. We were fostering her and just fell in love with her. She is now part of our family.

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  4. We had recently lost our dog ki ki to cancer and my dad only a young man died of cancer in January and he had a dog so we have champagne that is her name we are so happy to have her in our life

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  5. Robert Young6:38 AM

    It's both a Cat and a Dog that all 4 of us liked very much versus all the other pets that we had at one time or another

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  6. Our family pet is our silly and funny cat, Willow. She came to our sliding door a few years ago looking for a home and we kept her.

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  7. My forever friend is Henry he is a black lab dog.

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  8. Nancy8:28 AM

    Charlie, our West Highland White Terrier, was our most outstanding furever friend. He was the most loving and loyal dog.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. I don't have a pet anymore..... BUT my great niece Zay has a little dog that looks almost like ms olive. Princie started out as mommy's dog but when Zay arrived Princie decided she was her's.

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  10. Ours is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named PJ. He is 14 and we cherish every day we have with him.

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  11. We have a St. Bernard named King.

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  12. I have a grand puppy that my grandchildren adopted a couple years ago. He is so friendly and loveable.

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  13. Maggie is 9 months old, she's a black yorkie/bichon. She's a very entertainhang dful. :)

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  14. We don't actually have a family pet.

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  15. Lisa Ellison6:27 PM

    my fur friend is called scooter

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  16. I had a rescue dog for 17 years before we had to put him down due to chronic health issues. It was so traumatic losing him and I think about him daily and have such good memories of him. I now have two ferrets that are my "kids" now that I'm an empty nester. They are quite entertaining and bring me so much joy especially since I live alone.

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  17. Our Furever friend i Alister a beagle who turned 14 this August .

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  18. sparkles is my golden and loves her rocky who is our stray kitty

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  19. We have a wonderful cocker spaniel who is one of the family - she is growing with the kids and enjoys everyones attention - we are lucky to have a great dog

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  20. I have a cat named Cookie he's 10 and loves everyone to the point of suffocation. He's our favorite pet.

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  21. We have 2 cats-Boop and Blooper

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  22. I have a sweet chihuahua!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  23. I have 3 fur babies. I have a 5 year old blue-tick hound that just a giant baby that loves to be hugged. I have a 45 pound mixed baby that is scared of everybody but me.She is a 10- year- old yellow baby. I found her on the side of the road when she was just a pup.My 3rd and smallest baby thinks he is the King.He is a little yappy dog that believes he is 10 feet tall.

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  24. We have a Boxane, he's super annoying most of the time but he's absolutely amazing with the kids & so protective of his family.

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  25. I have the cutest little pug that my little girl says she doesn't really like, but you can catch her being nice to him every now and then.

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  26. We have 2. Kevin who is 10 and Maya who will be 2 in December. They are key parts of our family.

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  27. We have the cutest cat max and our loyal golden retriever Astrid

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  28. A mixed terrier named Tyler stole our hearts.

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  29. Julie R11:35 PM

    A pug named Frank

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  30. Anonymous2:31 PM

    We heart our cocker spaniel, Taffy.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  31. Dawn Snow11:11 PM

    My fur ever friends are the sweetest! We have a Siberian Retriever and a wired Terrier mix.

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  32. Donna Graham5:30 PM

    We love our rescue dog Sharky and all the animal rescuers. I am collecting children's books to donate to inner city kids for Christmas.

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  33. No pets right now, but we have had lots of dogs and kittens over the years. Thanks.

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  34. My fur friend is hansel a chorkie. He is so sweet.

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  35. We love our 3 furbabies. Thank you

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  36. My favorite was a pound dog names Bones. ♥️Rip

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  37. I grew up with our dog Pooch and I now use his name as my Comment Name!

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