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Book details
  • Genre:PETS
  • SubGenre:Essays & Narratives
  • Language:English
  • Pages:46
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543978377

Ride the Wave Love Sofia and Haole the Surf Dog

by Margaret O'Hair

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This book is based on the true story of how Haole the Surf Dog helped Sofia Sanchez, a little girl with Down syndrome, learn to surf! Yes. . ..it is true. This is dog who can truly surf by himself on the board, and showed a little girl how to not give up and keep going for her dream to be a Surfer Girl For everyone who believes in dreams! And for everyone, who has ever loved a dog! Sofia Sanchez has Down syndrome. On a very special day of Surf Camp, she goes out in the waves to learn how to surf. But the mighty ocean is hard to conquer. Sofia sits on the beach and wonders if she will ever be able to do it. As she sits there, she watches a very special Surf Dog, riding the waves into the beach on his surfboard. Haole the Surf Dog meets Sofia on the beach. Sofia decides to give it one more try. Sofia goes out on the surfboard with Haole. Haole gives her confidence and together, they ride the wave!
How do we show our children that they CAN make their dreams a reality? RIDE THE WAVE, LOVE SOFIA AND HAOLE THE SURF DOG is the true story of Sofia Sanchez, a little girl with Down syndrome, who learned how to surf by riding the waves in the Pacific Ocean with Haole the Surf Dog. Sofia takes you on her personal journey of dreaming big and never giving up. Gorgeous full color pictures illustrate her path from her dream of being a Surfer Girl, to the journey of how it actually happens. Most of all, she proves that being yourself and never giving up on your dream, is the best magic power of all. The perfect book for anyone who believes in dreams, for anyone who wants to share a story about believing with a the child in their life, for anyone who has ever felt the power of the love of a dog. Join Sofia and Haole how they make a dream come true, and inspire us as we watch them on their journey of riding the wave!
About the author
I'm Margaret O'Hair, and I go by Meg. My husband, Mark, and I like to be out on the water on our boat, kayaks, or paddleboards with our Portuguese Water Dogs, Sailor and Surfer. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, you can find me running around being a mom to two kids, a kindergarten teacher, and a writer. Both Sofia and Haole have lives that are magic. I have always loved dogs and this particular story is beloved to me because the heart of a dog is *everything*. Please check out my other children's books at www.margaretohair.com You can find me @margaretohair on Instagram, where I journey writing life with dogs, as I finish my novels MALIBU WISH, and WYOMING WISH, and work on all other books in my future. Namaste, www.margaretohair.com