A Story of a Promising Puppy


Children's book to help build self esteem, and learn the importance of being a responsible dog owner.

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About the Book

Star, a promising show puppy, is full of life and beauty, until he finds himself in a home where love and attention seem lacking. Will Star still grow into his full potential? Told through the eyes of a precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, this delightful story will appeal to the hearts of children and adults, sharing a message of unconditional love and hope. For breeders, it’s a wonderful way to pass along the importance of responsible dog ownership. Discussion guide and activities included.

56 pages, paperback


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Book Endorsement

The new educational section with discussion guide and activities for children received a wonderful endorsement by Maryscott “Scotti” Glasgow,  Ed.D., former classroom teacher and college professor; developer of digital math curriculum and math facilitator for the Little Rock (AR) School District:

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Book Review

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Book Review by Holly Cornwell, Editor, Royal Spaniels Magazine—internationally recognized as the premier magazine for Cavalier King Charles and English Toy Spaniel fanciers.

A few months ago, I was visiting the website of fellow Cavalier breeder, Leila Grandemange of Grandville Cavaliers. It was there that I saw Leila has a new company called Sunny Ville Publishing, and she was announcing the release of a new book authored by her called, “A Story of a Promising Puppy.” I was instantly drawn to the book by a photo of an adorable Cavalier puppy who graces the cover. With the book not officially released yet, I asked Leila if we at TRS might have a sneak peek into its pages. She graciously obliged.

I read the story out loud to my four-year-old son, who listened intently as we learned the tale of Star, a promising Cavalier King Charles Spaniel show puppy. Star has the beauty he needs, but he finds himself in a home where love is absent. As the story unfolds, it reminds us of the important fact that love is needed to help all things grow to their full potential.

The story was fun to read, and my young son enjoyed it as well, proving it can touch the hearts of animal lovers young and old.

The Doggie’s Prayer at the end is something I especially enjoyed. Its words of wisdom should be passed on to every new puppy owner. It can also serve as a reminder to the seasoned veterans of the dog show game that they need to keep into perspective what is truly important.