Its one of the cutest dog stories I have read in a while. If you ever had a dog, you will know what I mean!! The pictures are hand painted and drawings are so naive. When I read through it, its like a kid was talking in my mind, as my kids love dogs, any dogs, just for being dogs. – Amazon Review
Every child wants to grow up, can’t wait to be big!!! But, it’s OK to be who you are, to be young and full of wonder. It’s also normal to think about other puppies and what they do and what they look like, right?
This colorful illustrated children’s book tells a whimsical yet poignant story of a puppy’s view of the world through the author’s rhyming prose, as the puppy wants to grow up to be like everyone else. There will be plenty of time for school and chores, but for now, it’s OK to be a puppy.
This book also addresses the anxiety of being alone and wanting to be held; current issues among children (and adults) of all ages. A nice story that’s also a good read at bedtime or anytime.
Reading It’s OK to Be a Puppy at bedtime (or anytime) will help your child or grandchild feel that everything is OK. And that’s a good thought to have as you fall asleep.
The illustrations are as poetic as the story. This book is great to read to your child if he struggles with leaving your family pet home alone. It is a wonderful reminder of how prescious our pets are to our families. The underlying message to accept the uniqueness in others is subtle but a great lesson for us all. I would reccommend this book to all young animal lovers. -Amazon Review
About the Author
Tom Murdoch is an award-winning advertising copywriter and creative director of a boutique advertising agency. Tom who has written extensively for a wide range of medical, industrial and consumer product companies located across the globe. He has collaborated with artists, film stars and radio personalities over the course of forty years as a partner of Murdoch Marketing, the advertising agency he owns with his wife of 41 years. Tom’s first book, “It’s OK to be a Puppy” is in its second printing. The book was inspired by Katie, the family’s beloved Italian Greyhound. ‘Where Will You Go, Ricky Jo’ is the first in a series of children’s ‘travel’ books, inspired by living with three Chihuahuas.
While Tom is an avid dog lover, his books are not really focused on dogs, per se, but he uses the puppies to carry a message of optimism for children whom. “I hope I can encourage children to be open to all cultures in the world, and to influence them with stories of adventure and exploration, as well as acceptance of all puppies, regardless of the color of their fur.”
Tom lives in Saugatuck, Michigan with his wife Nancy. He continues to serve advertising clients, between golf, travel and writing. The couple has two grown sons.