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Marti Regan Szczur

Lazy Daisy, the Love Dog

The pup, Daisy, is more interested in cuddling and snuggling than in romping and running. Everyone calls Daisy a lazy dog, except Mattie, who thinks her pup is perfect just the way she is. The notion that we are all good at something is realized when Daisy's laziness becomes an asset as she becomes a "love dog" at a hospital. This book is inspired by the mission of therapy animal programs across the country. When witnessing the human-animal bond that occurs between hospitalized children and visiting therapy dogs, one recognizes that it takes a special type of dog to be a "love dog." Lazy Daisy, the Love Dog captures this concept in an enchanting tale of a puppy's serendipitous route to becoming a therapy dog. The whimsical illustrations are printed from original watercolors and skillfully convey Daisy's personality and adventures.

"The story of "Lazy Daisy, the Love Dog" deserves five stars. It demonstrates how powerful a little girl's belief can be. ...
Amazon.com Review by Children's Book Author Alinka Rutkowska 

About the Illustrator,

Halcy Bohen

Halcy (Halcyone) Bohen PhD is a psychologist in Washington, DC, in the private practice of psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and long-term groups.   She has been Clinical Director of the Family Practice Therapy Center at Dupont Circle, DC;  a project director at the Children's Defense Fund; on the clinical faculty of the George Washington University Medical School; and was the first woman dean at Princeton University.  


She is also a visual artist, exhibiting widely in the Washington area where she and her husband live. She has written and illustrated many books for their nine grandchildren.

"Gosh, I love your book ...  and will recommend it to the rest of the group in 
our next newsletter."
 
Member of a SC Dogs Therapy Group

"What a wonderful story message with delightful illustrations. My first graders were enchanted." Teacher in Virginia

Lazy Daisy, the Love Dog, received the 2013 Silver Global Ebook Award for Fiction - Children Picture Books.

Lazy Daisy was also recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Children's Book  category by the 2013 New York Book Festival Awards.

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Five Star Readers' Favorite Rating

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

"... I really enjoyed this little story about Daisy and her sibling puppies. The story teaches children a valuable lesson, that everyone has a purpose in life, just the way they are ... the story is wonderful, well-written and one that all children need to read." 


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