Liberty

A Dog with a Job

Children - Animals
30 Pages
Reviewed on 08/14/2014
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Author Biography

Terri Kelley, M.Ed, is the author of the series of Writing Is a Process books, many other children’s picture books, as well as of the chapter book series, Gingerly. Her passion for writing and reading began when she was a very young girl. She was raised in Copperas Cove, Texas where she grew up in the country with horses and lots of freedom to explore her environment. It was an idyllic childhood.

Terri is the mother of three. Her kids are all grown now and living happy and responsible lives of their own. Terri raised her kids in Granbury, TX and Tomball, TX. Both of these communities offered excellent schools and a country atmosphere that Terri enjoys. Terri still has ties to both towns as well as friends in both places.

As an adult, Terri has held a couple of different careers. Her first teaching job was with Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, TX. Her next one was as a teacher and reading specialist in Tomball, TX. It was while she taught that she became aware of the kinds of books children enjoyed reading. She also noticed areas in need of good children’s books. You will find many of her books respond to these needs.

Terri is very happily married to her best friend, Michael. Together, they live in Oakridge, OR with their black Labrador, Oliver. Terri and Michael enjoy traveling together, fishing, going to the movies, and, of course, reading great books. They have many good friends with whom they enjoy spending time as well.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Liberty: A Dog with a Job is a cute educational story written by Terri Kelley. Jovie is excited to go camping with her mother and cousin near the lake. They have fun swimming and fishing, and Jovie’s chore is wood collecting for the fire. She decides to collect wood late one night without telling anyone, and gets lost in the woods. Jovie is scared, especially when her flashlight stops working. She wanders deeper into the dark woods and falls asleep under a tree. When morning comes, Jovie hear noises in the bushes and thinks it’s a bear. Fortunately, it turns out to be Liberty, a search and rescue dog. Liberty is owned by her grandparents who are first responders, and Jovie learns how important Liberty and other dogs are to rescue missions when people go missing.

It’s not only kids who will learn about the roles of first responders and search and rescue operations, but also adults. I found Liberty: A Dog with a Job well written and informative about the active roles dogs play, and my respect for them have deepened. First responders risk their lives to find persons who are missing in the woods and mountains, and this includes tragic events. It is definitely not an easy job to do. This very short book contains a good story, colorful illustrations and photos of the real Liberty and her family. There is also a subtle message contained about the dangers of wandering alone without telling others. I gladly recommend this charming book.