The Hearing Dog
|By||Gina Dawson - Illustrations by Kate Bouman|
|Book Size||387 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||16 Jan 2022|
|Subject Classification||Personal & social issues|
Lily is visiting Auntie Beth and Uncle Jake on their alpaca farm. This visit is particularly exciting because Lily is going to meet Harriet, Auntie Beth’s new dog. Auntie Beth can’t hear, and Harriet is her hearing assistance dog. At the farm, Lily looks on as Harriet lets Auntie Beth know about approaching visitors and household sounds and saves her from near disaster!
Written in a sensitive and friendly style and beautifully illustrated, Harriet the hearing dog is a lovely educational story about the work of hearing assistance dogs.
Gina Dawson has written several children’s books about working dogs, including the Next Door’s Dog series.
Gina Dawson is a teacher who spent fifteen years presenting programs on a variety of social and personal issues to students of all ages across all school sectors. She knows how to present facts on a range of topics and promote discussion in a way that is fun, non-threatening and entirely comfortable. As well as her interest in youth well-being, Gina is a lifelong lover of dogs, an experienced trainer and is cognizant of the disability sector. She volunteers for a Service Dog organisation and is keen to educate children about the many roles dogs play in society. Now retired, Gina’s passion is writing children’s books that educate and promote awareness, as well as ghost writing memoirs. Her other interests include reading, walking, architecture, travelling, and spending time with family, friends and of course her dog.