A Waggy Dog Story!
Posted by philwhiteland on Mon, 23 Nov 2020
For the past year or so, I have, from time to time, been posting stories on ABCtales about the two dogs at TURN Education, Packham and India and seeing the world from their perspective. My thanks to everyone here who kindly read the stories and commented.
I've now gathered alll of these stories together, plus a few new ones especially written, in a paperback book for children released in time for Christmas. I think the best thing I can do is quote from the book's blurb:
"A collection of amusing and heart-warming stories about Packham and
India, the two dogs at TURN Education. Although written for children, we
strongly expect quite a few adults will enjoy the jokes and situations
that arise as Packham and India try to make sense of their world.
Starting from when India was just a puppy and learning the ropes
(although she always had the measure of Packham) through to them moving
to the smallholding where they, and the rest of the animals, now live.
Finally, coming up to date and introducing some familiar faces around
All profits from the sale of this collection go to TURN Education
to help with their remarkable animal -related therapy work with
children, young people and their families.
Sadly, after a brief and entirely unexpected illness, Packham passed away just as this book was being finalised for publication. Caroline insisted that this book should
still be published in memory of Packham and to celebrate his life, and
the joy and love he brought to everyone who knew him.
This is for Packham."
So it's a bittersweet occasion to be launching the book but a great opportunity to raise much-needed funds for TURN Education. If you would like to find out more, and hear the title story read by me, please pop over to A Waggy Dog Story