Excerpt from Hooray Superhero!:
"Hi, my name is Wiley and I live in the beautiful state of Vermont. My family includes my sister, Lilly and our three energetic dogs, Mr. Monte, Big Bark and Superhero... If a hungry coyote comes snooping around with an appetite for chicken wings, their fierce barking scares the predator away... Bravo Big Bark! Thanks dogs for all you do!"
It's exciting living on the coldest stretch of earth and in the Outback too! Read along as these spunky short stories for early readers take you on a trek around the globe. You'll meet some young characters like Wiley and Wynter, and their adored animal companions, Mr. Bark the dog and Beau the horse. Peek into their lives and even learn a few words in their languages! Find out why our characters on every continent are so thankful to their creature friends, and learn about the many gifts these animals provide.
Gifts of the Animals includes everything kids love — new friendly faces, greetings from around the globe and appreciation for the precious provisions of our animal companions.
About the Author
Deirdre "Didi" McKay is a writer, artist and a museum educator, currently working for Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, Connecticut. She has worked as a journalist, headquartered in New York City, and as a teaching artist throughout New York and Connecticut. She enjoys creating educational programs for museums and schools. Didi is a mother of two, and is an animal advocate. She loves to read non-fiction, create art, and teach yoga to children.