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Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog

Don't you just love making new friends?  Well, I happen to have a new friend named Sparkles.  She has lots of black spots, a leathery black nose, and black eyes and all her spots sit upon a blanket of soft white fur.  You might have guessed it by now, and yes, she is a Dalmation.  Even better she has her own book... even better yet she a Fire Safey Dog and she teaches kids how to be safe and that is what her book is all about!  It is way cool!

Staying safe if there is a fire in your house is really important.  You will learn all of this very easily with the lessons that Sparkles and her Firefigher Mom, Dayna Hilton teach you in their wonderful book, Sparkles the Saftey Dog.

Th pictures are so endearing and you will fall in love with Sparkles and won't even realize you are learning about staying safe.  Sparkles makes if so fun...especially when she shows you how she crawls under the smoke, and as her mom says, "how to get low and go."

Sparkles and Dayna with one of the little girls they saved after having been to her school teaching fire safety.  She had a fire in her home and woke her Dad to get out safely.

This is a must have book for every household for children to understand in a friendly way how to be ready if there is a fire.  With Sparkles as their guide they will not fear a fire, but be prepared and ready to act.

Get a FREE coloring page of Sparkles the Safety Dog by clicking here.

Get an autographed copy and CD version of the book on Sparkles website.  Or you can order via Amazon also.



Rena said...

Sounds like a great book! My husband worked as a deputy sheriff for over 20 years and during that time we got to know quite a few police dogs too.

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

It is a wonderful book, Rena. Dayna is a very hardworking lady really trying to make a difference in the lives of children and fire safety.

How awesome you got to know so many police dogs. I have such respect for them as well.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Toby enjoyed watching that little clip, Sparkles is a great dog for sure!

Toby's Raiser

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

Toby, so glad you enjoyed watching and meeting my new friend, Sparkles. She is quite special- just like you!


Badrinath said...

We check the batteries in the smoke detector often. We just moved into a house, and the first thing we did was check the smoke detectors and make sure there were enough.