The Puppy Who Wouldn't Share

Children - Educational
26 Pages
Reviewed on 04/22/2018
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Author Biography

Pia has been writing short stories and poetry since childhood.
So far, she has released six illustrated books; four as part of a Poetry Collection called: My Best Poems. Her latest project is an audiobook of her poetry. It will be ready for release at the end of 2020.
She defines her style of poetry as "reality-based, spiritual poetry". Written in prose style, inspired by such poets as Basho, for his powerful simplicity, and T.S. Eliot, for his ground-breaking, poetic freedom of expression, her message is clear, to the point and often contains a surprise element. She hopes to inspire her readers.
Pia has also written an illustrated children's book called "The Puppy Who Wouldn't Share", after observing close-up the tragic impact a lack of social skills can have on a child and its social environment. She tries to teach these skills through storytelling and illustrations. Readers' Favorite has awarded her a Five Stars commendation.
A further illustrated book, "Diary of a (usually) Quite Contented Cat", written in the voice of Ginsy, the cat, is also available; humorous, aimed at cat lovers from 9 to 99 years-of-age and a personal favourite of hers.
A memoir called "The Gift of Resilience" is due to be published in 2021.
Pia is Swiss-born but has resided in Australia since 1971. She is a believer in life-long learning, has a Degree in Health Science and a Welfare Work Certificate. She worked as a counsellor and Life Coach but is now retired and volunteers teaching ESL students English skills.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

The Puppy Who Wouldn't Share by Pia Horan-Gross is an enchanting story that will teach children the importance of sharing and including everyone in their games. It will also show children the benefits of being kind and considerate to everyone they meet. This is a heartwarming story about a little Labrador called Pepper, who finds that sharing his best friend with his siblings is very difficult. Pepper learn a valuable lesson from his mother; that sharing and thinking of others is the only way to ensure you are never alone and sad. This book will entertain every young child, while also teaching them excellent values. The perfect book to start children reading and learning great life lessons.

The Puppy Who Wouldn't Share by Pia Horan-Gross is a delightful story about friendship and sharing through the eyes of a little puppy named Pepper. Throughout this well-written children's book, there are excellent illustrations which are perfect for younger children to strengthen their observational skills. I feel parents could use the illustrations to discuss the sadness it causes others if they behave selfishly. This book will definitely encourage children to be tolerant of others, but also demonstrates the effects of isolating yourself and others because you do not want to share. The book will teach children to show kindness and tolerance of people who are different to themselves. A very poignant story which shows that by giving a little time to others, you gain a great deal back. A perfect addition to any child's bookcase and especially recommended for schools when a new child joins the class.