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Book details
  • SubGenre:Family / Siblings
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Pages:33
  • eBook ISBN:9780984781249

Toby and Tutter Therapy Dogs

by Kirsten DeBear

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Two therapy dogs, different in breed, age, size, and personality, learn that they can both help special needs children in their own way. Inspired by the struggles of real life siblings, Toby and Tutter show children that we all have something to contribute.
TOBY AND TUTTER are two adopted dogs. Toby, who is older, assists his human mother as she works with young children, providing occupational therapy. Tutter is Toby’s clingy little brother. He wants to be a therapy dog like Toby, but he is small and nervous. Tutter tries to do what Toby does, and discovers both what is hard and what he can do. As it becomes clear that Tutter can help the children learn, Toby acknowledges that they can be partners. Children, parents, dog lovers, siblings of all ages, special needs professionals, and teachers will all find something to love about this book.
About the author
Kirsten DeBear is an occupational therapist in private practice, with a degree in parent and infant development. She has been practicing for 35 years, working exclusively with young children. She is an adjunct Professor at Bank Street College and is the author of another book for children: Be Quiet, Marina!, with photography by Laura Dwight.