A powerful message of hope, love, and acceptance is being shared by the Wattam family, who wrote a book based on their very own journey of adopting a pit bull from an animal rescue shelter.
The book titled The Adventures of Patchy Moon Dog, published on April 25, has been written by Nelson Mandela Bay resident Mandy Wattam, while daughter, Lara Wattam’s creative illustrations depict the emotions of the main character, Patchy Moon Dog.
Mandy Wattam shared, “Our family’s experience of rescuing dogs and not only our pit bull, Tego, has blessed us with a powerful message to tell. Through imparting knowledge in a story form relatable to all ages, we hope to help debunk the stigma of aggression associated with pit bulls and encourage other families to enrich their lives by adopting pets from animal shelters.”
Heartrending at times, this illustrated book is based on the true story of the rescue and rehoming of Tego, a.k.a. Patchy Moon Dog. This story is often fun filled but has moments of danger and suspense to grab and hold the attention of children of all ages.
The ensuing adventures are underlined with depth, gentleness and love, which draw one in and develop a sense of empathy and understanding in the reader.
There is much to learn from these pages, including the importance of animal rescue organisations and the dedication of people working there, and about the value and joy of animals, particularly dogs, in one’s life.
Parents reading aloud to younger children will enjoy sharing the warmth, laughter, and sense of anticipation as the story unfolds.
Older children will find it hard to put down at bedtime and may have enriching dreams of the Patchy Moon Dog and the magic he spreads.
The true rescue story of a Patchy Moon Dog melts hearts, educates, and continues to support rescue initiatives by donating a portion of book sales to animal rescue associations.
- The book is available for purchase from the author in a softcover A5 at R90, softcover A4 at R140, or a hardcover A4 at R190.
Contact Mandy Wattam at 083 611 1355 or [email protected]. Alternatively, purchase a Kindle edition from Amazon.
Source: News 24
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