My Grand Dog

Children - Animals
36 Pages
Reviewed on 06/02/2017
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Author Biography

Regina Long Southall is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. Writing expertise dates back as far as high school. This skill was further mastered after becoming a teacher. Regina has written more than 100 poems. These poems are in her two published poetry books.: Poetry from the Heart and Coffee Table Poetry: Experiencing the Powerr of Poetic Literature. Regina is a graduate of Norfolk State College ( now University) ad Regent University Graduate School of Education. She retired as a public school educator in 2004., rendering 32.8 years of dedicated service. Being an educator, h professional book, Teaching In Elementary Schools: The Real Deal was published in 2009. This book for children is her fourth book publication. Regina is a Silver Star and a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

As a young child growing up, Regina always had a love for dogs and considered those she was around a given period of time her best friends. That love was carried over to her adult years without hesitation. Children will appreciate knowing the love and companionship a dog can give them. As back as 1953, she gives thanks to Bob Merrilland Patti Page. Bob Merrill wrote the lyrics to the song "The Doggie In The Window"and Patti Page sang the song. This song has been a part of her for years. Her first dog was given to her when she was in first grade. From experience as a youngster, a dog is truly man's best friend.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite

Jordan: My Grand Dog by Regina Long Southall is a heartwarming story that follows the life of a dog named Jordan. Jordan, a cute little Yorkshire terrier, was adopted by his owner, Andrea, when he was six weeks old. Having a home made the little dog happy because it meant he would be loved, and he was given a name. When he was first adopted, he had to sleep in a cage because he wasn't trained. Later on, he went to six weeks of obedience school, and got to roam freely around the house. Jordan loves playing with his toys and being outside, as well as visiting his grandparents. But Jordan gets older, and he doesn't play as much anymore. He gets very sick. Will he be able to overcome his illness?

I really enjoyed reading Jordan: My Grand Dog by Regina Long Southall. The book is very heartwarming although very sad, and I was in tears by the end of it. This book was well written, and I liked that it was from the perspective of Jordan. This book would be great for people who have recently got a dog, because it shows how to look after a dog and what it likes. It would also be a good book for someone whose dog has recently died, because the last page is very consoling when it talks about how a dog never really leaves their owner. The pictures of Jordan are really cute. The author did a very good job of putting themselves in Jordan's mind to write this book. I would recommend this story to everyone who likes dogs.

Regina Long Southall

I know what I have written about my granddog Jordan is excellent. I think a review should have been done by an adult as well. An adult has a better perspective regarding life and death, whether it is a human or a pet. A teen only appreciates up to the number of years he or she has lived. Since dog years are seven times that of human years, an adult has a better understand of the life of a dog. Having written this book as a senior citizen, I have been around dogs for many years. Of all the dogs I had, my grand dog Jordan was unique. Being almost human, I had a daily exposure to extraordinary behavior that was surprising for a dog. As an experienced author of four books now, I have shown improvement in my writing style. Many people who have purchased this book consider it an excellent source for any age group to read. My book was purchased by the Twins Academy in Lithonia, Georgia for the children to enjoy. At first only one book was purchased. The CEO/Founder had to purchase several more copies of the book because so many children wanted to be the first to read about Jordan. I give this book five stars for that reason.
Author Regina Long Southall