Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday Woos Storytime





We received a wonderful book in the mail this week.  "What's Wrong with Gibson?" is written by Dorothy Wills-Rafferty, Mom to the Five Sibes, and illustrated by her good friend Michelle Littler.







In the words of the author:


Our five Siberian Huskies that we raised since pups, and their real life antics are the inspiration to my series, and What's Wrong With Gibson is based on my boy having seizures, which I translated into a short tale that makes it easy for children who may have Epilepsy themselves, or know someone who does, to understand. The tale is about how while the Huskies are out playing in the snow one day, Gibson suddenly has a seizure. As the short story unfolds, in easy-to-understand rhymes accompanied by colorfully adorable illustrations, the three young pups discover that their big brother has Canine Epilepsy and they get a hands-on lesson about care and first aid from the pack's alpha leader, Harley.






We were lucky enough to have our two special pals join us for the first reading. 





A sneak peak at the first page of the wonderful story.





We all really enjoyed the story very much.




And as an added feature of the book, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated by the author to the Canine Epilepsy Resources Center.


If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this book, just stop by the Five Sibes blog HERE, and you can place your order. We promise you won't be disappointed.


Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and the twins J and C

74 comments:

Karen Jo said...

It sounds like a great book. I am glad that you are enjoying it.

Huffle Mawson said...

That looks like an excellent book.

Princess Jasmine said...

What a wonderful book. We are just loving those illustrations :)xx

rottrover said...

Great photos!! Really!

-Bart and Ruby

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

It's a book about woofies being read to woofies! How perfect!

An English Shepherd said...

Great book :-)

T. Maxx said...

Brilliant! We'll check out their site and the book!
Thank you for sharing it with us, very nice!!

Cheers
Maxx

scotsmad said...

what a great book. We're sure all dogs and little bipeds will enjoy it.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

bichonpawz said...

Sounds like a great book and it sure does look like everybody was enjoying it!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Thor and Jack said...

That looks like a great book.

Thor and Jack

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khan we have more story time from OP KS please?!?!

That looks like such fun!

Thanks SO much fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: We ordered a khopy as a gift fur someone

haopee said...

Wow, that's a good book for a good cause. Not only was it written to help the Canine Epilepsy Resources Center, but it also make children aware of Canine Epilepsy.

Thanks for telling us OP pack

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

jen said...

I have heard wonderful things about this fantastic book!!
I bet your little book club loved it!!

Ms. ~K said...

This post is filled with my favorite things: dogs, kids and reading!!!
Nothing better than kids reading to dogs!
Looks like a great book.
xoxo

Amber DaWeenie said...

We ordered our book last week and can't wait for delivery!

:o)

Gus said...

That looks like an excellent book, and we are so glad that you had such fine helpers reading with you

gussie n teka

Team Beaglebratz said...

Frum Shiloh - that DUZ look like a really good book that me an'mom cood take tu the library an'c if the little kidz cood read it tu me.

Mr. Pip said...

Looks like a great book. Everyone looks like they are listening very carefully.

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter said...

This would not only be good fur those who have a DAWG with epilepsy... butt fur Kids who are afflicted too. It would really help them relate!!!!

Sarge said...

Wow, what a great preview of Fivesibes' book! It looks perfect for little readers and I love the pix!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

GOOSE said...

What a great book. Loved the pictures.
Blessings,
Goose

Minna Krebs said...

Storytime looks so much fun at the OP house!

I'm gonna go check out that book......the illustrations are most wonderful, and I'm sure the story is too!

FURKIDSMOM said...

That's a pawsome book. We loved the pictures of storytime!!

The Florida Furkids

Remington said...

Awesome book! I will have to check this out!

SissySees said...

You bet we'll order a few copies. What a fabulous post!!

Madi and Mom said...

OMDs Woos what a beautiful post about a very important subject.

Please tell your Mom we loved the pictures of you four with your two-legged niece and nephew! What beautiful children. Gorgeous DNAs run in your family.
Hugs from your BFFF,
Madi

Stewey said...

Looks like a great book! Love the pics of the OP Pack and the bipeds
during storytime :)
Stewey

HoundDogMom said...

We have heard a lot about that new book. It looks like it is very nice with furry cool pics. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

BeadedTail said...

That looks like a very cute book! Reading time for the OP Pack and little beans is pretty darn cute too!

FiveSibesMom said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful post! Thank you, too, for kicking off our Blog Book Tour, too! We LOVE the photo of the kids with the furkids...I'm printing one out to post in my office! Such a beautiful family you have! So glad everyone enjoyed it, it's a very special tale from my heart...hopefully, one day, there will be cure! Thank you for helping to spread the word about K-9 Epilepsy Awareness! We love you guys!

mayziegal said...

WOW! That is such a super great idea for a book! I bet it will help lotsa little human beans understand about epilepsy and that is Most Wonderful. Thank you for telling us about it. I'll have to see about maybe buying one for my little human cuzins.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

3 doxies said...

What a cool idea! What a wonderful way fur kids to understand canine AND even childhood epilepsy.
I suppose if we gots dis book My Girl would then want a Sibe..hehehehe!

Puddles

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh how cool you got their book ... have to check it out! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Scrappy said...

That is pawesome!

I don;t know who enjoyed it more...the pack or the kids?

Putting this book on our list to read for sure. Thanks!

Bobby said...

That looks a great book and it looks like every one enjoyed it.
Licks Bobby

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Looks like such a nice book....beautifully decorated too :)

Slobbers
xxx

Sue said...

What a great idea. A friend's dog was just diagnose with epilepsy so I'll need to get a copy for her. Thanks .

Cape Cod Crew said...

What a good idea! We'd love to order a copy!

XOXO ~ Cape Cod Crew

Prancer Pie said...

What a great book! Looks like you had an avid audience, too! They are all adorable. xoxo

Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like a wonderful book!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

What a brillant book!

take care
Clive & Murray

Nola said...

Sounds like a good book!
Dachshund Nola

Cyber-sibes said...

Ha-woo!!! How exciting! Woo pups are lucky woo have some human pups to read with!

jack & moo

Maggie Mae said...

It does sound like a wonderful book! We will go over and check it out for ourselves.

Your Buddy,
Max

rumpydog said...

Hey! I thought story time was time for cookies! What gives?

Two French Bulldogs said...

very cool book
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

What a cool idea for a book and for a fundraiser! I'll bet it's a great story!

Bunny

Berts Blog said...

WE already ordered our book and are excitedly awaiting its arrival.

Now we know to watch our mail box more closely.

Got any snow yet?

Bert

Lorenza said...

Sure is a great book!
I will tell my mom about it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

sagechronicles said...

It's so nice to raise awareness of canine epilepsy. Years ago, we had a silkie terrier who had seizures. Apparently his prior owner didn't want to or couldn't deal with it as we found him wandering our neighborhood one afternoon. We gave a really great last 4 years of his life.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

What a great idea for the book. Anything that takes away the fear and gives positive information for kids is terrific. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

KB said...

Woo, that sounds like a great book! I'm glad that everyone there liked it so much. I bet that my nephews would love it!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Thanks for the heads up. We knew about Gibson, but not about the book. We will check it out.

Jed & Abby

sprinkles said...

That sounds like a really good book. I love that some of the proceeds go to a canine epilepsy charity.

Painter Pack said...

Sounds like a really good book!! Glad woo had a chance to read it!

MBB

Steffi said...

That first picture is just too cute!

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Now how totally pawsome is that and it looks like everyone had a great time reading it.

Tessa the Maltese said...

Wow OP Pack not only is that book pawsome fur us pups but fur the little peeps who know or have that bad sickie too!

woos, Tessa

peee s...I is sendin good vibes fur your Mom's arm to heal up just perfect!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Looks like a great, informative book. Those little kids are just too adorable. We'd be all over them, licking their little, sweet faces!!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

ps- We redid our MM2012 post because the video was messed up. Stop back over to check it out!

Soggibottom said...

The reason why we keep coming back here :-) YOU CARE :-) xxx
Freya Rose Blossom X TOO :-) XXX
Hi guys, wow, you look as great as you normally do. Some kind of extra special lovin from your mum we think
:-) X X X

Soggibottom said...

But if you ever get bored.... :-) You know, Frank would love to meet you :-) x x x

road-dog-tales said...

What a great book and a great review! Yay to Five Sibes' Mom and Michelle for an awesome collaboration! We think Michelle's work is fabulous - she created our logo :)

The Road Dogs

FiveSibesMom said...

And thanks to Road Dog Tales for letting me know who did their fab logo! Michelle is awesome!

ForPetsSake said...

Love it! I think I'll be buying a copy for our clinic. It's a scary illness not only for adults but for kiddos, too!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We got our copy in the mail the other day and you are so right...it is a sensitive and well presented story that increases awareness helps fund a great cause.

Au and Target said...

It sounds terrific but we have to say, ANYTHING with you four standing next to it is something we want :-) It's because you're all pawsome dogs. Meow from all of us. Au, Target and Guido

The Thuglets said...

What a great book. Fabulous photos! We are sure Gibson's story will help lots of dogs and owners.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Bunk said...

Sounds like a great book! I see you are having some great family reading time together! Now all we need is some dog-friendly warm drinks to go along with this and some blankets and it seems like this is the perfect activity to do for a cool winter day!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

What a purrfect book to share with the little bipeds at story time. We will check it out. ~Fenris & his cats

chicamom85 said...

I love the picture with the 2 leggers and all of you! The book is really cool, Mommy loves it.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh, the book sounds soooo good!
I think its a wonderful idea to write such a book- and it will help so many understand better canine epilepsy.
The photos of everyone enjoying the book are perfect!
love
tweedles

Sagira said...

We are so proud of our friends making a book like that. They did a GREAT job. :)

Belinha Fernandes said...

Lovely photos with children and dogs and a useful book!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

The picture of you four with your kiddos is great! Your mom does a great job getting you all to pose.

Kat