This is the first children’s book by the distinguished speech pathologist and audiologist, Dr. Lee Barr. The hero is a little silver-nosed poodle who is very playful at the kennel and easily frightened by the changes life brings when he is adopted by the Barr family at Christmas. Soon he becomes depressed and dejected when his given name is declared. When he chooses to stop being defined by his pedigree and determines a new name suits him better, his confidence grows. A trip to the farm and survival lessons from his country dog cousins help this puppy to become the hero and protector of the Barr family while Lu is away serving in the United States Coast Guard.
Cha Cha, has the fears, the growth opportunities and the successes that all children face as they grow and life changes. His story, funny and tender, will be read, re-read and loved by young and old.
Lee Barr hand drew the illustrations for the original edition of this book, first published in 1966. The current edition optimizes these lovingly drawn hand-illustrations for digital reproduction.
|Publisher:||Nona Lee Barr|
|Edition description:||Revised with new table of contents and artwork optimized for digital and print reproduction|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Dr. Lee Barr is a pioneer in the field of speech-language pathology. She introduced the idea that patients were better served by the delivery of speech therapy at home where their families could learn to communicate with them rather than in a clinic setting. She is a master storyteller and an artist. She splits her time between the city of New Orleans and the rural hills of Zip City, Alabama.