Everyone can be bullied. Even dogs!
Max the dog is very smart, but Max has anxiety because he’s being bullied. It all started at the local dog park when Max was attending training classes. Other dogs bullied poor Max, but his friends Helen and Greg helped him get through it and put a stop to Max’s anxiety.
Children will learn from reading Four-Legged Friends in the Bark Park that being nervous has nothing to do with how smart someone is. Whether it’s dogs or humans, bullying is a bad thing.
It’s been said that “Strong people stand up for themselves. But the strongest people stand up for others.”
Natalia G. Toreeva is an award-winning artist whose works are shown in museums in Chicago and Russia. She received her master’s degree in art and design in St. Petersburg, Russia, and her master’s in computer science from DePaul University, Chicago. The author is a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia, the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and the DuPage Writer’s Group in Illinois. She has illustrated novels, poetry, and children’s books, and has also contributed written works to a number of literary journals. Her books are in the collection of the State Museum “Tsarskoselskaya Collection” in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is her fourth children’s novel.