- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: WorthyKids/Ideals (September 5, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0824956877
- ISBN-13: 978-0824956875
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.3 x 10.3 inches
This listing is for a signed copy by the illustrator, Phyllis Harris.
Dog lover and animal advocate Katherine Schwarzenegger draws from her own experience with fostering and adopting dogs to create a picture book that introduces children to the concept of “adopt, don’t shop.” In the heartwarming story of Maverick and Me, Maverick is rescued by a kind-hearted stranger after being dumped on the side of the road. The little puppy’s luck takes a turn for the better when young Scarlett meets him at an adoption event. Scarlett is so moved by Maverick’s story that she and her mother decide to give him the forever home he is looking for. Each year, millions of dogs find themselves in shelters and with animal rescues through no fault of their own. Maverick will help teach children about these dogs and empower even young readers to advocate for shelter pups.
About the Author
Katherine Schwarzenegger is a New York Times bestselling author, lifestyle blogger, philanthropist, and animal activist. She began fostering puppies in her home in Southern California and soon fell in love with one special little foster dog named Maverick. In Maverick and Me, Katherine draws upon this experience to introduce children to the benefits of dog adoption. Together, Maverick and Katherine spread a message of hope, defying all odds, and the joys of finding forever friends through pet rescue.
About the Illustrator
Phyllis Harris is a passionate supporter of pet adoption and has adopted two dogs of her own, Brandy and Cassie. She has been illustrating children's books since 2001, including On Christmas Day by Margaret Wise Brown.