The Happy Schnauzer

Grab your leash and let's explore!

Children - Adventure
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 12/17/2020
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Author Biography

Terry E. Gunn is a graduate of CSULB and has 20+ years in public and private accounting with her company, TopGunn Accounting. In 2018, Terry discovered her passion for writing children's books. The story of Klaus started in 2000 when Terry welcomed this playful Schnauzer into her life. A loving bond flourished during their many years together, and Terry has written this book to keep his memory alive in the minds of children and Schnauzer fans alike. Terry lives in California with her partner John and their dog, Rocket Riley.

A Message from the Author.

Reading lets us imagine the possibilities — and discover wonderful adventures. I was inspired to write this book about my beloved pet Klaus to share a story about friendship and encourage children to use their imagination. Klaus loved to chase balls, play in the park and go to Dog Beach, but most of all, he loved being our best friend. I hope you and your children enjoy the happy adventures of Klaus together. It’s written from the heart, with a dash of whimsy. The adventure awaits, just turn the page.

Happy Reading! Your friend, Terry E. Gunn.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Klaus is a happy Schnauzer. He’s always on the go: whizzing around his backyard as if he’s on a rocket, chasing the squirrel, enjoying his kibble, playing ball at the park. It’s just go, go, go. And what a fun time he has, too. But there comes a time every day when the fun must come to an end, when Klaus must return home to his best friend and caregiver, to be pampered again, spoiled and snuggled, just enough for calling it a day and curling up to sleep. It’s a dog’s life. At least, it is for Klaus.

Terry E. Gunn’s picture book story, The Happy Schnauzer, is a sweet story about a very fun-loving, energetic Schnauzer dog. The plot follows Klaus, the Schnauzer, from the time he wakes up until he retires for the night. Told in rhyming verse, the author leads the young reader through an energy-charged, exciting day with Klaus as he does all the things he loves to do. The language is simple, suitable for a young reader. And the colorful, vibrant illustrations help carry this story along. The rhyming verse gives an exciting lilt to the storytelling and the reader will be instantly charmed with both words and illustrations and, of course, Klaus. This is a great 'learn to read' book for young readers and a great way for young people to share their love of dogs and learn how much work and fun go into having a best pawed friend.