Thursday, March 19, 2009

Opus and the Red Chair: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 175 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Stephanie!

We do a lot of reading here at home. My children have a ton of books and we always find the time to read to each other during the week. Not only is reading beneficial to children, but it also provides wonderful bonding time for families.

I would like to introduce you to a book that both of my kids adore - Opus and the Red Chair. My family loves the story, the inviting illustrations and the message behind this lovely book.

Here is a bit more about it from their website:

"Animal lovers Alice Howard Koesterich and internationally award-winning illustrator Sara Kahn team up together to bring readers a dog’s view of moving in Opus and the Red Chair.

This children's book addresses the stress of moving through the eyes of Opus the golden retriever. Happily living in Boston, Opus is faced with the disruption of boxes, taxis, and a long plane ride taking him away from the things he loves the most - his football, pizza and his red chair. All of his routine creature comforts are packed away on a large truck and he is left in an empty house. Opus and the Red Chair is the perfect gift to give to any child experiencing an upcoming move.

Pet lovers, children and parents will enjoy reading and relating to this book. They can also feel comforted that the profits of Opus and the Red Chair will benefit the not-for-profit Animal Cancer Foundation."

This book has quickly become a favorite in my home. I love finding a book that is meaningful, loving and fun. If you know anyone making a move anytime soon, this book is a beautiful way to help ease the transition for any young child. This book provides a warm fuzzy feeling and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good read for your children. Who wouldn't love a pizza loving golden retriever?! Click here to take a peek inside the book.

Foggy Dog Books would like to offer this book to one lucky reader! It will also come signed and inscribed just for you!

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me something else you learned about Foggy Dog Books/Opus and the Red Chair. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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  • Tell me who this will be for
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**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on March 26th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 27th.

175 comments:

  1. I learned that the illustrator's pictures have appeared in Cricket and Cicada Magazines.

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  2. The author wrote this book in memory of her dog, Opus, who died of cancer.
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  3. I subscribe to you!
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  4. This will be for my son!
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  5. I love that the proceeds of this book go to the Animal Cancer Foundation. These people really care about animals.
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  6. the author wrote this book in memory of her own dog

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  7. I learned that Opus and the Red Chair was written in memory of the author's dog Opus.

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  8. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1359216063

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  9. This would be for my little one.

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  10. I love that they donate to ACF.

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  11. This would be for my friend Courtney, how has Rett Syndrome.
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  12. I love that proceeds of this particular book goes to the Animal Cancer Foundation.
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  13. Tweet! https://twitter.com/meredycat
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  14. The proceeds of this particular book goes to the Animal Cancer Foundation.Good cause.

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  15. i learned the book was wriiten in honor of her dog opus.

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  16. I learned that the author wrote this book in memory of her dog that died of cancer in May 2006.

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  17. I am a subscriber. :)

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  18. This would be for my son & daughter!

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  19. I love that this book is written about a real life dog I think that will make it easier for the kids to relate, especially if they have dogs in their life

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  20. I subscribe

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  21. This book is written in memory of the authors own dog.
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  22. I subscribe by email.
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  23. This will be for my family's reading pleasure.
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  24. I like that the proceeds goes to helping sick dogs. My own dog died of cancer 2 years ago.
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  25. Opus (the author's dog) died of cancer
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  26. Opus (the author's dog) died of cancer
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  27. Opus, a dog who lives with his family in Boston, moves across the US and has to deal with big changes in his life.
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  28. would be for my little boy
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  29. Love the proceeds help dogs who have cancer
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  30. Opus was known for his ability to find mischief, even when he was sick.

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  31. I would give it to my niece

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  32. the book was written in memory of the authors dog thanks for the giveaway

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  33. This book was written about the authors dog who died of cancer.

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  34. This would be for my littleone!

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  35. Profits from this book will go to the animal cancer foundation
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  36. subscriber


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  37. this would be for my daughter

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  38. I like that they give back! Always like to support companies that do.

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  39. I learned Alice Howard Koesterich is the founder of Foggy Dog Books.

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  40. I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  41. This book will be for all of my kids, if I should win.

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  42. What I like about this site is the same thing I like about most children's book sites...they make books for children to read!

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  43. i learned that The mission of the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) is to develop and support research that advances the prevention and treatment of cancer in people and pets. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  44. I subscribe. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  45. This would be for my duaghter who is obsessed with books. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  46. I love that it is for such a good cause. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  47. I learned that Alice is the owner of Foggy Dog Books and wrote this book about her dog Opus who died at teh age of five.

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  48. I learned that the profits of Opus and the Red Chair will benefit the not-for-profit Animal Cancer Foundation.

    elissa at huebert dot org

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  49. I learned that this is based on the author's real dog named Opus

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  50. I love that they support a good cause.

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  51. this would be for my grandson

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  52. I really like that the proceeds from sales go toward helping sick dogs.

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  53. I learned the author wrote this book in memory of her own dog.
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  54. I love that proceeds of this book goes to the Animal Cancer Foundation!
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  55. This book would be for my 3 year old daughter and 11 month old son.
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  56. I have your button here
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  57. The author had a dog Opus who died of cancer. The author wrote this book in memory of Opus.

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  58. two of my daughter's best friends are moving this summer, it would be for one of them

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  59. Pet lovers, children and parents will enjoy reading and relating to this book. They can also feel comforted that the profits of Opus and the Red Chair will benefit the not-for-profit Animal Cancer Foundation.

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  60. I am a subscriber



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  61. This would be for my oldest grandaughter



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  62. What I like about this site is that it gives back to a charity


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  63. The book was written by Alice Howard Koesterich and illustrated by Sara Kahn.

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  64. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/SandyM204/status/1365643323

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  65. This will be for my granddaughter Lily.

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  66. I learned that they raise money for Animal Cancer Foundation.

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  67. This great book would be for my daughter!

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  68. I love that they really care about animals and are giving proceeds to the Animal Cancer Foundation.

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  69. She wrote this book after her gr died of cancer. :( Thanks.

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  70. subscriber

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  71. button on blog abc listed
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  72. I am wanting to win books for my children and grandchildren. Thanks.

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  73. I learned that the author's dog died of Cancer...

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  74. This would be for our little bibliophile son.

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  75. I love that they donate a portion of the profits to charity.

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  76. "Alice Howard Koesterich wrote the story of Opus and the Red Chair in memory of her dog Opus, who died of cancer in May 2006 at five years of age."-I have tears in my eyes from this quote from the website...so sad...so young.

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  77. I am an email subscriber, thanks

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  78. Your button is on my sidebar, thanks

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  79. This would be for my daughter-we may be moving in a few months, so I hope this book helps! thanks

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  80. I love that she gives to charity from her proceeds, thanks!

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  81. I learned that Opus was based on the author's dog that passed away :(

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  82. I'm a subscriber :)

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  83. I would keep this book at my house for my future children and for visiting nieces and nephews.

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  84. I learned that Opus loves pizza! Thank you!

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  85. I love that they give back to help save lives of animals.

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  86. I learned that Alice Howard Koesterich wrote the story of Opus and the Red Chair in memory of her dog Opus, who died of cancer

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  87. I have your button.
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  88. This would be for my daughter and son

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  89. I love that the proceeds go to the Animal Cancer Foundation.

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  90. I subscribe

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  91. Alice Howard Koesterich wrote the story of Opus and the Red Chair in memory of her dog Opus, who died of cancer in May 2006 at five years of age.

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  92. i love that proceeds of this book go to the Animal Cancer Foundation.

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  93. proceeds go to animal cancer foundation

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  94. Sara is an artist and illustrator currently living in San Francisco with her husband and three cats.

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  95. The author wrote this book in memory of her dog, Opus, who died of cancer.
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  96. This is for my niece who loved our dog until she passed away.
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  97. Alice Howard Koesterich wrote the story of Opus and the Red Chair in memory of her dog Opus, who died of cancer in May 2006 at five years of age.

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  98. Got your button.
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  99. That would be for my daughter who loves books.

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  100. I learned the profits are benefiting the Animal cancer Foundation after the author's dog died of cancer in 2006.

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  101. this book was written in memory of the author's dog Opus.

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  102. The book was wrote in memory of the auther's dog, Opus, who died of soft tissue sarcoma. Thank you!!

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  103. I'd love this for my son :)

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  104. I learned that proceeds are going to an animal charity. justicecw@hotmail.com

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  105. This would be for my son. justicecw@hotmail.com

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  106. I am a subscriber. justicecw@hotmail.com

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  107. I learned that the illustrator paints, " an attempt to take visual notes of what she finds intriguing."

    How cool!

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  108. I subscribe.

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  109. I tweeted about your giveaway here http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/1385626127

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  110. I have your button at www.giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com

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  111. This book would be for my 3 yr old daughter Maya. Maya loves to read and loves dogs. Sometimes after we are finished with books we would donate them to the library, but because this one will be inscribed, I think we'll keep it :) if we win, of course !

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  112. I love that a proceeds will be donated to animal cancer charity.

    Thanks to them and to you for an awesome giveaway. I love books and bags oh, and jewelry, oh and children's clothes, oh and food....

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  113. I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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  114. I think it's wonderful that "the profits of Opus and the Red Chair will benefit the not-for-profit Animal Cancer Foundation."!

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  115. This would be for my two kids who are 4 and 6 -- they love animals of all kinds, especially dogs!

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  116. Cece Bell was a contributor to the book.


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  117. i subscribe via email
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  118. The title canine, Opus, passed from cancer.

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  119. I learned that the profits from "Opus and the Red Chair" go to the Animal Cancer Fund. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  120. This book I am not sure yet If I would give it away or keep it for the daycare kiddos and I to read. I know they would love it. Thanks!

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  121. I have your button on my blog,
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  122. Proceeds of this book go to the Animal Cancer Foundation.

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  123. i tweeted you:
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  124. I learned that the proceeds benefit the Animal Cancer Foundation. My poor doggie is going through chemo right now!

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  125. I learned that it is a book about a dog, a move and the world's comfiest red chair - all through the eyes of a golden retriever�

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  126. This would be for my granddaughter who has had to move a lot because her parents were in the military

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  127. I love that this company works to prevent cancer in pets and people

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  128. I e-mailed 3 people and cc'd you about the giveaway

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  129. The story is based on the authors pet dog

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  130. This book is about the author's dog and his battle with cancer. It would be a wonderful story for children to hear and get an understanding about death. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

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  131. the author wrote this book in memory of a beloved pet

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  132. I learned that if I think too much about Opus dying of cancer, I get all sniffly. This would be a great addition to our son's library at home, especially since we're about to move again.

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  133. i have your button

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  134. It was written in memory of the author's dog Opus.

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  135. for my twins
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  136. i love that they donate to ACF.

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  137. I learned that the profits of Opus and the Red Chair will benefit the not-for-profit Animal Cancer Foundation.

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  138. I learned that the profits from this book will be going to the Animal Cancer Foundation.

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  139. This book will be for Madison my grand daughter who is in Kindergarten. She always takes her new books in for the teacher to read to the class.

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  140. I really love this company because the health of animals come before their profits.

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  141. I learned that Opus was the author's dog who died of cancer.

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  142. This would be for my daughter!

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  143. I learned that proceeds of this book go to the Animal Cancer Foundation. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  144. The proceeds of this book go to the Animal Cancer Foundation.

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