What happens when a DOG is left
home alone with too many
treats and too little
Charlie is an adorable King Charles Cavalier Spaniel who is adopted from the local animal shelter by a kind man named Max. Charlie is a happy, lovable dog who enjoys the outdoors and the neighborhood children. After being left at home with too many treats and too little exercise it is fortunate that Max and Charlie find their way back to fitness and good health.
A cheerful, friendly man named Max who loves to walk on the beach and enjoy the outdoors in his beautiful hometown of Naples, Florida, visits the local shelter to adopt a dog. The dog, a loveable spaniel named Charlie, likes to do all of the outdoor activities that Max likes to do. Charlie also likes to listen to Max sing, which he does nearly all of the time. Max makes up songs about all sorts of things, including exercise, rules, and his friendship with Charlie.
When Max begins teaching singing lessons and is away from home, Charlie is left alone in front of the television with an overflowing bowl of treats. Soon the neighbors notice that Charlie is walking slower and becoming chubby, which leads to a helpful visit to the vet.
Both Charlie and Max begin a routine of exercise and healthy eating. Things are going well with the new plan until Max makes a discovery under the sofa cushions. Fortunately problems are resolved for the two best friends as they work toward fitness and good health and discover that carrots are their favorite healthy treat. This delightful children's story of friendship has an important message about health, nutrition and caring for children and pets.
Rhonda Brazina has been an elementary teacher and reading specialist in Columbus, Ohio. She especially loved her work as a writer of teacher's materials and as a workshop presenter for Creative Teaching Press. With her dream to write children's books she has teamed up with Ida to make dreams come come true, in Naples, Florida.
Ida R. Margolis has been a high school and college educator who has always been passionate about literacy, history and quality education. In addition to her writing, she is now an active volunteer for numerous organizations. She and her husband live in beautiful Naples, Florida and historic Princeton, NJ.
Virginia 'Ginny' Mulford is an artist, art teacher and art enthusiast who has encouraged countless students to enter art contests, pursue art careers and simply to appreciate art. She lives with her husband, children, grandchildren and dogs in South Jersey.
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|Date (2014)||Event Name||Venue||Location|
|Sun, Dec 21||Naples Press Club||Naples Press Club||Naples, FL|
|Sun, Nov 18 at time TBA||JCC Bookfair||Fort Myers, FL|
|Sat, Nov 3 at 11am||Book Launching||Classroom Plus||650 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples, FL|
|Sat, Oct 20 from 9am - 1pm||"Strut Your Mutt"||Germain BMW||11286 Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL|
|Wed, Oct 3||Charlie Visits:||Boys and Girls Club of Collier County||Davis Blvd, Naples, FL|
|Thurs, Sept 27||Charlie and "Mr. Carrot" Visit:||Highland Elementary School||Immokalee, FL|
|Fri, Sept 7||Charlie Visits:||Max Wellness||North Naples, Fl|
|Sat, Aug 11||Back-to-School EXPO||YMCA||Naples, FL|
|Wed, Sept 5||Charlie meets Mayor Sorey of Naples||Naples, FL|
|Thurs, Jul 19||Northfield Welcomes Charlie||Northfield Library||Northfield, NJ|
|Thurs, Jul 19||Carrots for Ocean City||Ocean City Library||Ocean City, NJ|
|Sat, Jul 14||Charlie Visits:||Barharbor Shore||Barharbor, Maine|
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