MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog Book Review

by Dawn Kairns

Creatively spoken in Frankie’s voice in a way that will charm children, Barbara Techel’s determined and tender spirit shines through in her love and commitment to Frankie. The deep connection they share leaps from the pages of this heart warming book.

This is an inspirational true story for anyone who has had to overcome adversity. Brightly illustrated, Frankie will appeal to children and dog lovers of all ages. Children will be exposed to some of the realities of life, including handicapped people and animals, and even to death when Barbara’s special heart dog Cassie dies, in a simple, non-threatening manner that teaches compassion.

Any person struggling with his/her own mobility impairment, or with a disabled pet will be inspired by Frankie and Barbara’s uplifting message. The bonded pair transforms sadness and hopelessness from Frankie’s tragedy into a zest as and passion for their new life mission together.

This story of dedication and perseverance can bring hope and joy to broken hearts. Not only is Frankie The Walk ‘N Roll Dog a great gift book, Barbara and Frankie have given a gift to all handicapped pets, their people, and veterinarians by teaching them how paralyzed dogs can lead normal, happy lives with the help of wheels so they can walk ‘n roll like Frankie!

You can learn more about Frankie's story and Barbara Techel at

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Dawn Kairns
Author of MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

1 comment :

Ingrid King said...

This is a wonderful book. While written for children, I think it’s a story that will appeal to animal lovers of all ages. You can't help but fall in love with this high-spirited little dog and believe that it's possible to overcome any challenge and reclaim a joy for life despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.