Meet Jeremiah, a former puppy mill dog, and read his story of rescue and adoption. Jeremiah Finds a Home is told from the dog's point of view. Children will learn about puppy mills in a non-graphic way, the importance of pet rescue groups, and the joy of pet adoption. Geared for children ages 7 to 10, the book is filled with photos of Jeremiah, whom Gayle and her husband adopted in 2017; the pet sanctuary where he lived after being rescued from the puppy mill; and what he had to learn after coming to his new home. Available in print version from Amazon by CLICKING HERE.
Take Your Child and Your Dog to Yellowstone Park!
Travel with a springer spaniel named Mary as she visits Yellowstone National Park with her human and dog friends by reading Gayle's newest children's book. Young readers and their families will learn about the wildlife, geysers, and other features that make Yellowstone special. Includes activities to inspire children to spend time in nature no matter where they live!
Spend time outdoors with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or the other special kids in your life, and give them the gift of exploration and reading!
Available in Print or Kindle E-book format from Amazon by CLICKING HERE.
Mary's Other Books Teach Kids About Kindness and Ranch Life
Kids love dogs and dogs can teach many wonderful life lessons. In Gayle's book, A Kind Dog Named Mary, children learn how acts of kindness to people and to pets has a powerful impact on those humans and animals ... and upon themselves. They will learn about the compassionate act of pet adoption, how therapy dogs like Mary bestow kindness on people, and how they, too, can positively impact others through the simple acts of being kind and caring. Activity pages included in the back of the book. Available from Amazon by CLICKING HERE.
A Town Dog Named Mary Visits a Ranch tells the tale of a dog named Mary who spends time at a friend's ranch and observes as well as hears different types of animals. Children will learn about the domestic and wild animals which live on the ranch, sharing the land and water. Featuring full-color photographs and activity pages, the book can also be used as an educational tool. Available from Amazon by CLICKING HERE.
Other Children's Books by Gayle M. Irwin:
Cody's Cabin: Life in a Pine Forest
This activity-oriented booklet features a nature journal, nature art pages, vocabulary words, and nature tips, helping homeschool parents, public school educators, and nature center personnel teach children about the environment and engaging them in adventurous story. Cody the cocker spaniel explores a Rocky Mountain forest, using his many senses (sight, hearing, smell) and encountering numerous wildlife species.
Testimonials -Cody's Cabin: Life in a Pine Forest Cody’s Cabin: Life in a Pine Forest takes young readers on a journey to the mountains through the eyes, ears and nose of an inquisitive and energetic cocker spaniel. Author Gayle Irwin entertains as well as educates her readers through Cody’s woodland experiences and through her encouragement to children to get outdoors with the provision of a nature journal at the end of the book. Teachers, parents, and anyone else who appreciates the beauty of the mountain world and wants to share that experience with children will love this book! - Christina Lenihan, Educator - Casper, WY and Pocatello, ID
Educators, including home schoolers, can make good use of this book.. it gives children information about different animals and their habitats without them even realizing they are learning. Teachers can take things a step further by comparing the way animals prepare for the future and the way people do. The book can be used as an on-going project throughout the school year. There are many great teaching elements to Cody’s Cabin: Life in a Pine Forest. - Bonnie Sargent, Former Educator - Sheridan, WY
A chapter book, geared for children ages 8 to 12, Sage's Big Adventure: Living with Blindness, showcases Sage's adjustment to becoming blind while simultaneously adjusting to life with a new family: the Irwins. Based on Sage's life at about age 2, children will more readily understand the challenges of a pet (or person) adapting to a disability, and therefore, garner greater compassion for those different from themselves. They will learn about confidence, courage, perseverance, friendship and respect through Sage's amazing story. The book can be read to younger children, and is also enjoyed by adults as well!
Testimonials - Sage's Big Adventure I started reading Sage’s Big Adventure: Living with Blindness expecting the book to be simply a child’s book, but I was curious since I’m a dog owner. I was pleasantly surprised by the book’s content, style and tone. I found myself caught up in the character – the author’s descriptive writing style makes one want to continue reading to find out what happens next; her writing style also takes a person into the character itself and the challenging situation of being blind. Anyone who has an elderly or disabled dog will relate to Sage’s story; those who are simply dog owners with little pet medical challenges will also positively respond to the message and depth of Irwin’s story. This is not just a book for children! - Tom Barnes, Schipperke owner - LaVerne, CA
Sage’s Big Adventure: Living with Blindness teaches children several things, including respect, acceptance of differences, and overcoming challenges. This book shows children how one can face difficulties in life and overcome them. In class we talk about real life challenges some of them are dealing with, like health issues and divorce, and how one can face those challenges with courage and overcome them – like Sage does, in the book and in real life. - Debbie LaChance, Retired Educator – Casper, WY
Sage Finds Friends Can a blind dog named Sage discover the treasure of friendship in others different from herself? Children and families will enjoy this richly illustrated, delightful and engaging tale of two dogs and two cats as they learn to get along, adjusting to a new home and to each other. Many readers will relate to this story of change, adapting, and the value of friendship. Available from Amazon by CLICKING HERE.
BobCat Goes to School The heart-warming and humorous, true-to-life story of a cat that gets locked in a school building and all the mischief he gets into. What awaits BobCat in the darkening building and will he find a way so he can return home? Featuring "Diary-of-a-Wimpy-Kid-style original drawings by educator Chris Lenihan plus cat-oriented activity pages that promote education and creativity, such as "Create Your Own Cat Story" and "Write a Cat Poem," and more information on cats, the book encourages a child's learning and artistry. Purchase the print book from Amazon by CLICKING HERE.