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Thursday, June 6, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Taeh Goes to the Vet by Wendy Healy-Hindmarch

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Today, we're playing host to an As You Wish Blog Tour starring a storybook all about our furry friends and their ingrained fear of one particular place...the VETS.  *-*  Don't worry readers, this isn't a horror story but a tail...I mean tale that shows how even the places we fear can be filled with people that have our best intentions, and those of our fur babies, at heart.  Shall we take a peek at today's title?  Without further adieu, meet today's blog tour guest and book of choice...

Wendy Healy-Hindmarch
Illustrated by
Daniela Frongia

About the book...
In the first of many humorous books in this series we see through the eyes of Taeh the Dalmatian as she tries to conquer her fear of the vet. Come along on this adventure and see what awaits her. See as she tries to outwit her pets (humans) as they have a battle of wills to see who will triumph. Once read you will be hooked on Taeh's adventures and want to read more in the Taeh the Dalmatian series.

Release Date:  April 1, 2013
Genre:  Children's Book
Length:  26 Pages
Publisher:  GMTA Publishing LLC

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About the author...

Wendy Healy-Hindmarch is married with 2 children, 4 dogs and a bird.  She lives in South Australia and has been writing children’s and young adults books since 2004.  'Taeh Goes to the Vet' is her first children's picture book in print.

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Yes, you read that correctly.
This is the first book of a planned series that will star this lovable pooch and his adventures with his human pets.

Gotta say, I LOVED how Taeh thought of his humans.  I mean, it only makes sense, right?  After all, we take care of each other in our own ways, so in fact we ARE their pets to come degree as well...we just happen to have to make the HARD decisions sometimes in the name of love.  That's what this book is all about.  It takes a day that starts with a trip to the park, turns into a sneezing fest to end all sneezing fests (though I don't believe many would have been in attendance to a fest like that *-*), and ends up with a trip to the VETS.  Most dogs DO NOT enjoy visits such as this, after all their first experience with them is a series of pokes and prods and sometimes snips...would you welcome a trip there?  Highly doubtful.  So, Taeh is expecting the worst...but, he learns that not all trips to the V-E-T-S bring on the pain, some may include a stick or two but help alleviate a BIGGER problem, like his sneezing.  You can bet he was THRILLED when all that stopped...*checks book page*...yep, the smile on his Dalmatian face says what words can not.  Just check out this excerpt and image from the book below...

My humans went to the front desk to tell them we were there; I attempted to make myself as small as possible which isn’t an easy thing for a Dalmatian to do, but I was trying my hardest.

In the end, this is a story for all current pet lovers and those seeking to become a human pet one day soon.  It helps make the world of VETS a bit less scary, bringing to light the GOOD that they do in the name of animals every day.  The story is easy to relate to and the illustrations add a warmth and whimsy that would otherwise be missed.  I could see this being a comfort read for little ones that don't quite understand why Sparky or Spark-ette need to go somewhere they don't seem to want to as well as a way to help calm an anxious pet when it happens to be their turn to pay them a visit.  (Hey, don't knock it if you haven't tried it!  All of my dogs LOVE to be read to.  ^_^)  All in all, a great read.

As You Wish Tours

Review copy courtesy of Julia at As You Wish Tours.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, be sure to check out the rest of the tour.  To discover what's on the horizon for them next, see thee out their official site, like them over on Facebook or follow along on Twitter.  This book was released just last month and is available now in both print and ebook options.  Be on the lookout for it on a store shelf or online retailer near you!

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Until next time...HUGS TO ALL YOUR FUR BABIES...and happy reading!


Felicity Grace Terry said...

How adorable, I had to smile at the thought of this poor dalmation trying to curl up as small as possible.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Awwwww how cute!!

Alexia561 said...

Sounds like an adorable read! I had a dog once who would hide under the chair in the vet's waiting room. Pretty sure she thought if she couldn't see us, then we couldn't see her! *L*

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