Little Red Dog is Now a Senior Citizen
ILLUSTRATED BOOKS & COLORING BOOKS FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART
ILLUSTRATED BOOKS & COLORING BOOKS FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART
Newest Book! A Place of Refuge: Little Red Dog’s Latest Adventure
The third installment of the Little Red Dog Adventure Book Series is a warm, compelling story for younger readers filled with distinctive characters and the enduring themes of second chances, adoption, and the power of love.
Little Red Dog and his human companions, Maya, and her husband Willy – orphans all – are joined at their farm near Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, by a succession of elderly canines who have been abandoned by their human owners due to the ravages of Covid, poverty, and worse. Other farm animals with the ability to communicate with one another, such as a horse named Mr. Tickles, assist Maya and Willy in protecting the new arrivals from coyotes and other predators, while the community chips in to assist the young couple in running the sanctuary.
The book ends on a particularly heartwarming note. In addition to providing a safe haven for senior canines, Maya and Willy – with help from Maya’s grandmother -- end up adopting a pair of seven-year-old Mexican orphans and providing them a forever home in their new country.
In the second installment of Mr. Dave's Little Red Dog Adventure Book Series, the remarkable red-furred beagle protagonist is reunited with his young human friend, Willy, and moves to a farm near Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
Willy and Little Red Dog soon discover that their neighbors – an orphaned high school girl, Maya, and her Grammy -- have made their farm a haven for rescue animals of all shapes and sizes. Little Red Dog comes to rely on his new friends to help him deal with angry bulls, menacing coyotes and the vagaries of the weather, and in turn helps them in their times of need. The little red beagle also helps his human companions, notably through a daring adventure that allows him to solve the mystery of the Ghost of the Henhouse.
Like the original, “Little Red Dog and the Ghost of the Henhouse” features engaging characters and a compelling storyline. And, as before, this is a story that returns again and again to the themes of rescue, adoption and the power of love.
The Epic Adventures of Little Red Dog, is a story about a rescue dog’s long and sometimes harrowing journey from a farm to his forever home in a Northern Kentucky suburb. It’s a heartwarming tale of friendship, second chances, and the healing power of love.
Based on a mixture of real events and fiction, The Epic Adventures of Little Red Dog describes the life of an excessively curious beagle who, as a very young puppy, loses his happy home after creating a ruckus in the henhouse and eating a Shepherd’s pie that was to have been dinner for the farmer and his family.
Driven to a lonely field and left to fend for himself, Little Red Dog is soon befriended by a wise mole named Kirby. This delightful creature – who speaks several languages and communicates across vast distances using a mole tunnel network – guides Little Red Dog as he travels in search of a loving family. When the little beagle is attacked and suffers a life-threatening injury, Kirby finds help and then, after his friend is placed in the care of animal shelter foster care volunteers, figures out a way to reunite with him miles and miles away.
Young (and not-so-young) readers will delight in the characters that populate this simply illustrated book. They include Sally the Skunk, Penny the Porcupine, Three Paws the Cat, The Dog Named Little Chicken, and a cheeky squirrel who unwittingly imparts a lesson about The Circle of Life.
The Epic Adventures of Little Red Dog is a kid-friendly but surprisingly worldly look at not only dog rescue, but the efforts of men and women and boys and girls to remake their lives. It’s a delightful story, dedicated to animal rescue volunteers who help to adopt more than 3.2 million dogs and cats each year.
On June 8th, Little Red Dog and author David W. Hickey (kentuckyreads.com) came to Mill Run Care Center in Hilliard, OH to speak with staff and residents about RD's new book, A Place of Refuge: Little Red Dog's Latest Adventure. Everyone enjoyed plenty of tail wags, laughing, and love. Arf! Arf!
Several agencies in Northern Kentucky are working together to provide gifts to several children whose parents are incarcerated.
Community and Restorative Justice, Covington; the Northern Kentucky Re-Entry Council; the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District are collaborating on the CRJ-Covington Christmas project with a grant from the Tides Foundation.
Community and Restorative Justice, Covington, is a grassroots organization that uses education and discussion circles to help resolve neighborhood, community, legal and educational issues. The agency is currently working with Covington Independent Public Schools and the Erlanger-Elsmere School District.
The organizations that are working together for the Christmas program plan to help 10 families where the parents are incarcerated and the children are being raised by their grandparents or others. The groups are also working with local author David W. Hickey on taping a video program to stream on Facebook during Christmas Eve and the rest of the holiday season. The video will feature readings from Dr. Hickey’s Little Red Dog Adventure Book series which are stories about a rescue dog that Dr. Hickey and his wife, Marie, adopted.
Dr. Hickey and Little Red Dog plan to be part of the gift-giving during Christmas Week. Pamela Mullins of CRJ-Covington said she hopes the families and everyone involved with the CRJ-C Christmas Project will have a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year.
The Little Red Dog Coloring Book can be used as a companion with other selections from the Little Red Dog Adventure Book Series. Little Red Dog is a coloring book that tells the story about a rescue dog’s long and sometimes harrowing journey from a farm to his forever home in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
Little Red Dog's numerous escapades keep the reader engaged through the little dog's exuberant personality and trials and tribulations as he seeks to find his forever home.
Anyone with a love of animals will want to share Little Red Dog's adventures with their family and friends, as it's a story full of compassion, love, and understanding. Young (and not-so-young) will delight in coloring the characters that populate the story.
“Little Red Dog (RD) is back. If you assumed his story ended with finding a forever home, think again. RD’s high-spirited personality, important friendships, and unique communication skills assure us, his dedicated followers, of enduring and unending adventures. The title of this 3rd book in the series says it all. Through RD’s escapades, the author tackles several critical social issues in an undemanding approach. Issues such as the effects of the pandemic, the foster care system, and the consequences of immigration underlie the author’s narrative and assist the readers’ understanding. RD’s magnetic character works to resolve his forever family’s immediate issues by engaging the community as he demonstrates that it does indeed take a village to address societal problems. Readers will look forward to the next book in the RD series to realize how RD acclimates to his new living circumstances.
Little Red Dog is a coloring book that tells the story about a rescue dog’s long and sometimes harrowing journey from a farm to his forever home in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. The coloring book can also be used as a companion with other selections from the Little Red Dog Adventure Book Series.
In the second installment of Dr. David Hickey’s Little Red Dog Book Series. The remarkable red-furred beagle protagonist is reunited with his young human friend, Willy, and moves to a farm near Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
The story is a heartwarming tale of friendship, second chances, and the healing power of love. Based on a mixture of real events and fiction, The Epic Adventures of Little Red Dog describes the life of an excessively curious beagle- Little Red Dog.
Watch "Northern Kentucky author David W. Hickey reading from his book: The Epic Adventures of Little Red Dog" on YouTube.
Kara Schuler (email@example.com)
Sahori Rodriguez-Gonzalez: (5th grade student).
Marie M. Schenkel, Bob White, and Gini Browsh.
Marie M. Schenkel & Little Red Dog.
Dedicated to our grandchildren, my sister Lucy (Angel Date 2013), all of the volunteers at Owen County Friends of Animals (OCFA), and of course, Little Red Dog. A special thanks to Lori Moore, volunteer at OCFA who introduced us to our first OCFA rescue family member Buddy.
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