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'Angel in a Dog Suit' is proudly endorsed by the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and have developed a Humane Education Program with Crime Stoppers.


Reaching both heart and mind ‘Angel in a Dog Suit’ is more than just an adoption story. A key to preventing animal cruelty and promoting
, Humane Education is an Ontario SPCA priority and their programs empower youth to become informed, compassionate advocates for Animal Welfare. This book is an important addition to their Humane Education programs as it provides an opportunity for teachers and caregivers to help children connect to their own feelings about animals and about life itself.

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Filled with engaging, inspiring rhymes & beautiful, sometimes hilarious illustrations. Our quality hardcover picture books are a full 7" x 10" for a really BIG visual and tactile impact.
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About our Awards:
As an Indie Publisher we are so very proud and grateful.

53 Rhymes & Angel in a Dog suit books and Awards

Scribble & Grin - 53 Rhymes for Inspiring Times:
WINNER of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards (NIEA, based in Beverly Hills, CA) for BEST in the Children's Inspirational & Motivational category.
AWARD WINNING Finalist USA BEST BOOK AWARDS in the Children's Body, Mind & Spirit category.

Angel in a Dog Suit:
AWARD WINNING Finalist USA BEST BOOK AWARDS in the Children's Education category.

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This photo was sent to us after a big fan of ours spotted this 'Books to Treasure' display while strolling through the CHAPTERS (Peterborough, ON) book store. We are so proud and grateful to be in such good company!

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Quote marksI LOVE BOTH YOUR BOOKS!!!!! I read them from start to finish in one sitting and flipped them over to see if there was more. LOL! They are great and I can't wait to use them. Thank you both so much!!"
~ Rick 'Two Bears' McCoy, Children Service Worker II,
Investigations at Children's Division Dept of Social Services State of Missouri, USA

Praise for Scribble & Grin: 53 Rhymes for Inspiring Times

Quote marksI love the scribbles, and the words sure made me grin…Our children are being forced to grow up too quickly and are becoming stressed and anxious at a young age. So I am thrilled to see a book like this that allows kids to just have FUN and LEARN at the same time!!!! What would our lives be like if we scribbled and grinned a bit more often?"
~ Jeffery Eisen, Toronto, ON, Canada
Life & Spiritual Coach,
Hay House Autho
r - emPOWERed YOUth: A Father and Son's Journey to Conscious Living

Quote marksAs an experienced primary teacher for more than 30 years, I know that young children are thrilled with rhyme and nonsense in literature…children are encouraged, in a light-hearted way, to explore their world and their feelings and are strengthened to accept themselves as individuals. This is just what the sensitive, creative teacher or parent is looking for."
- Anna-Marie Heitzner, BA B Ed, Orillia, ON, Canada
Educator 30+ years, Mother, Grandmother

Quote marksWhat's most impressive about this collection is its ability to gently shepherd kids through a variety of vitally important self-affirming and humanitarian teachings, lessons that will serve them well throughout their lives."
- Brent Marchant, Chicago, IL, USA
Author - Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies
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Praise for Angel in a Dog Suit: from the Scribble & Grin Collection

Quote marksWay to go. For any children's book to sell 5000 in Canada is a runaway success. So glad that the SPCA recognized this book was perfect their needs. I hope you can build on that in other areas as well. Congratulations."
~ Robert Pincombe, Canada    
Writer, Story Editor, Producer Children’s TV

Quote marksI have had the pleasure of sharing your wonderful book with all my Grandkids. You have found a gentle and sensitive way to introduce children and their parents to some unjust realities that they can help change either by adopting a pet or through the purchase of this wonderful book that helps to spotlight the rescue of more sweet angels. Great book, love it!".
~ Shirley Bankey, Canada
Fine Artist

Photo of Jordon with an 'Angel in a Dog Suit' bookQuote marksI just wanted you to know how thrilled Jordan is going to be to have her picture on your website. She is addicted to dogs and a perfect day for her is to go to Pet Smart and be on the floor having dogs give her kisses. When we got our dog Molly, both my kids saved up their own money so we could get her.

Puppy mills are a subject very close to Jordan's heart. As her grandmother Lillian probably told you, Jordan is doing her school speech on puppy mills!

Last night I got into bed and read your book from cover to cover. What an amazing story...you should both be so proud to have written a book that will touch so many people. Wishing you much success!" ~ Kathleen (Jordan's Mom), Canada

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Scribble & Grin™ is an empowerment initiative created, developed, written, designed, produced and published by Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark through their own company...
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WELCOME to the colourful world of Scribble & Grin™, books unlike any others filled with hilarious, heartfelt rhymes and illustrations for 21st century children.

Scribble & Grin™ harnesses the power of poetry and illustrations to help empower children to talk about their feelings and make sense of their experiences, to boost self-esteem and self-love, and to promote kindness.

A valuable character development resource!

Scribble & Grin™ provides parents, teachers, librarians, caregivers and organizations with a valuable resource of timeless material. The rhymes are a springboard for emotional expression, dialogue and action in a variety of situations and they provide the opportunity to tune into the sounds and structure of language.

To provide the most fulfilling experience, every detail of our books have been considered right down to the font, which was chosen to assist children who are learning to write, as each letter appears exactly like those in hand-printed words.

When kids are inspired and entertained, they relate, repeat, and recall, providing a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and respect.

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Scribble & Grin Helps Kids Master Their Environment!