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About the Book:
Maya has wanted a dog for as long as she can remember. Just when her parents decide to buy her one, her Uncle Jerry finds a homeless puppy that he can’t keep. Although Mom is skeptical about keeping a dog from the street, she agrees to take in the pup and they name him JJ. Before long, JJ warms his way into their hearts, and Maya and her family learn about homeless animals and how they can be a part of the solution to end pet overpopulation.

Through Maya’s eyes, the reader learns of alternatives to buying dogs from a breeder, or worse, from a pet store that gets dogs from puppy mills. The book addresses many aspects of the problem including stray animals, animals at shelters and rescues, what to do when you find an animal, and basic animal care.  “JJ The American Street Dog” is appealing to children five to nine years old with its colorful illustrations and six-year-old heroine. The story is exciting and uplifting, and teaches that adopting a rescue animal is a win-win. JJ gets a loving home, and Maya gets a dog that she always wanted.


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What People are Saying about JJ The American Street Dog:

We’re very excited about JJ the American Street Dog And How He Came To Live In Our House… it describes a sweet story of how a family came to rescue a dog right off the street and bring it into their home.

Out of all the animal related children’s books we’ve reviewed in 2013 this is my #1 favorite.  A lot of wonderful messages… the illustrations are beautiful and it’s right in the sweet spot of what we talk about around here.

— Dr. Lori Kirschner and Dr. Peter Spiegel
Animals Today Radio

A little love makes the world better for everyone. “JJ The American Street Dog: And How He Came to Live in Our House” is an inspirational children’s picture book from Diane Rose-Solomon and illustrator Rachel Cellinese as she presents a story of young Maya, who wants to take in a homeless dog from the street and names it JJ.

Teaching a lesson about strays and helping prevent dog overpopulation, “JJ The American Street Dog” is a must for dog loving kids picturebook collections, recommended.

— James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review

JJ The American Street Dog is an entertaining, beautifully illustrated story that teaches important lessons about animal homelessness, basic animal care, pet adoption and the unconditional love people get from their family pet.

It even addresses spaying and neutering in an age-appropriate way by having the vet point out that this is a great way to make sure the animal can’t have more puppies that may end up abandoned if they didn’t find a good home.

— Stephanie Hanlon
The Giggle Guide

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