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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.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Frankie Makes Visit to New Holstein Public Library

Tuesday, April 5th I made my 2nd appearance at New Holstein Public Library in Wisconsin and I was once again a big hit!

My favorite part is when my mom shares with the children how when I first got in my wheelchair and I didn't budge an inch. The kids really giggle when my mom says, "Run free Frankie, I know you can do it" and I stand still as a statue!  My mom then shows the children how I learned to 'walk 'n roll' in my wheelchair by throwing treats for me and I roll after them!  yum and fun!

Frankie is available to visit your school or library in-person if you are located in Wisconsin or she also can visit your school or library via Skype!

Teachers: download our free ebook to help plan an in-person or skype visit.
Librarians: download our free ebook to help plan an in-person or skype visit.


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