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