“This easy-going book tells kids what they will have to do to turn their dog into a happy and fun pet, and also how to care for it in the right way. It is a useful and pleasant ‘reality check’ for all kids who are begging to have a dog of their own.”—Stanley Coren, author of many dog books, including How Dogs Think and Why Does My Dog Act That Way?
“A guide to responsible care and inspiring compassion and understanding, this book will benefit all young readers—and all dogs.”—Dr. Michael W. Fox, veterinarian, syndicated columnist, and author of many dog books
Getting a dog can be a wonderful moment in a family’s life—or the beginning of a bad situation for everyone. In Are You Ready for Me?, engaging text and colorful pictures show two children at an animal adoption center, trying to decide if they are prepared to care for a dog for its entire life.
There’s a contract at the end of the book for parents and kids to check off. An online kit is available to those who want more information about living with a dog.
Claire Buchwald is an educator and the author of four children’s picture books, including Max Talks to Me (The Gryphon Press, 2007).
Artist Amelia Hansen has illustrated twenty previous titles, including At the Dog Park with Sam and Lucy (The Gryphon Press, 2006) and It’s Raining Cats—and Cats! (The Gryphon Press, 2009).
Rebecca Evans, the illustrator of nine previous children's picture book's, is an illustrator and author living in Maryland. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art from Messiah College with a concentration in Drawing and Illustration. She worked for nine years as an artist and designer before returning to her first love: children’s book illustration and writing. Her experience includes illustrating and authoring children’s books, teaching art at the local Art Center, and publishing artwork with magazines and multiple publishing houses. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, and working from her home studio. You can view her work at www.rebeccaevans.net
Claire Buchwald, the author of four children's picture books, including "Max Talks to Me" (The Gryphon Press, 2007) and "Are You Ready for Me" (The Gryphon Press, 2009), has a Ph.D. in communication and works to promote and study the power of imagination in people's lives. Find out more about her work at http://imaginativeparenting.com/ and http://clairebuchwald.com/. Claire is also the Director of FOCUS Interactive Research and a Program Planner for GTS Educational Events.
Sarah Buchlaw will graduate from The Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in 2016. Sarah has performed in theater in the Twin Cities, is a committed writer who is passionate about using her arts background to make the world a more just place.
Claire, Sarah, and the rest of their family live with a rescued dog and two rescued cats in Bloomington, Minnesota.
"A guide to responsible care and inspiring compassion and understanding, this book will benefit all young readers-and all dogs."-Dr. Michael W. Fox, veterinarian, syndicated columnist, and author of many dog books, including Dog Body, Dog Mind: Exploring Canine Consciousness and Total Well-Being