A Walk with Cooper

Cooper Book

Children - Picture Book
24 Pages
Reviewed on 08/21/2019
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Author Biography

Debbie Gonzalez is the proud mama of Cooper. After years of service to families in crisis, Debbie finds happiness being in the moment. Time spent with Cooper and her husband inspire her to share comfort with others.

Debbie is a licensed social worker and certified leadership coach. She specializes in child welfare and child safeguarding with over 25 years experience in leadership and direct practice. Her years in leadership offered opportunities to shape program operations to increase effectiveness in practice. Currently, she shares her experience to inspire other dedicated leaders in social service to pursue and engage in the things that bring them joy as too often the commitment to serve can lead to self-neglect.

Writing children's books, brings together two loves for Debbie; the joy of interacting with children through read-alouds and the love of her fur baby Cooper. With her writing, she shares her happiness with many children and hopes to bring them smiles and encouragement to enjoy the simple things in life.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Through the eyes of a dog, life is full of simple pleasures: a walk to the park, greeting birds and squirrels in a way that makes them scatter, and running at full speed when let loose at the park. Then, upon the return home, snuggling up on the lap of a special person. Cooper is quite content with his simple life. He loves the daily walks, the creatures he greets and the runs he takes. He even loves sniffing the wildflowers that grow along the path between his house and the dog park. True contentment comes after the walk when he snuggles up with Mommy for a nap. Being with Mommy is his favorite place to be.

Debbie Gonzalez’s picture book story, A Walk With Cooper, is a charming story that will appeal to young readers as they snuggle up next to their favorite person, be it Mommy, Daddy, Grandma or Grandpa. With its bright and cheery illustrations and simple language, this book makes a great learning-to-read, early reader. While Cooper’s story centers around his daily pleasure of a walk to the dog park, it emphasizes the importance of the loving bond between a pet and its owner, one that both take seriously, for Mommy obviously enjoys the outing as much as Cooper. The story is a lesson in unconditional love, unbreakable bonds and the importance of caring for one another even in the simplest manner such as respecting a dog’s need for a daily walk and loving attention.

K. Rivera

Enjoyable for all ages!

My niece & I loved A Walk with Cooper! I purchased the book for my niece’s birthday, and she really enjoyed reading about Cooper’s adventures during his walk with his mommy. It was a super fun read & we both love Cooper!

From Amazon on May 22, 2019

Meena Jelks

Great book, great illustrations!

A Walk with Cooper was such a cute book. My 4-year-old was engaged in the story and wanted to read it again and again. We especially loved the sweet, colorful illustrations inside. Can't wait for the next book!

From Amazon on May 6, 2019


When I purchased the book for my granddaughter who is 7 years old, I could not wait to see her reaction, since she loves reading. It was as I expected, she quickly sat down and read the book. After reading it she thank me and said "Grandma this was a great book and I will read it to my sisters tonight". Since she has younger siblings and they have a brand new puppy of their own, she let me know that was going to be their bedtime story from now on.
Wonderful book highly recommend it....

From Barnes and Noble April 23, 2019


A Celebration of Joy and Curiosity

A Walk with Cooper is a beautifully illustrated, sweet story that I enjoy reading to my 2 year old grandson. As we follow Cooper along his walk, we get to see the world through his curious eyes. Cooper's emotions are so beautifully described and illustrated, that my grandson enjoys when I act them out with him. We look forward to other Cooper adventures.

From Amazon on August 23, 2019

Amazon Customer

Such a Fun Read

A wonderful read for all. A Walk with Cooper is the cutest adventure book I've ever read. Can't wait for another!

From Amazon on March 26, 2020