Dog's Adventures Turn Into Book, Life Lesson For Kids
An adventurous Chihuahua is teaching kids lessons and doesn't even know it! A Rio Grande Valley third grade teacher decided to write a book about her dog. Janice Lynn Vega wrote and published a children’s book called, “The Misadventures of Suki.”
“I had a little Chihuahua who always ventured around my neighborhood. And I always wondered where did she go? What did she do? What could she be doing,” Vega explained.
After her dog went on her walks it got Janice thinking about what happened when she was gone. What if a little girl found her? What if she took her in as her own pet? This book will help kids learn to do what is right. Even though it would be nice to keep the found dog, the right thing to do is give it back to its owner.
“A little girl finds her, dresses her up, plays with her. So, the little girl goes to a grocery store and sees a wanted poster of the dog that looks like the one she found. And deep down, she knows it doesn’t belong to her and that she should return it. But she struggles with that decision,” Vega said. “But after her mother talking to her, she realizes that she must do the right thing and give her back to her rightful owner.”
The story of a dog is certainly something any young child can relate to. In fact, Suki was given to Vega by a neighbor four years ago and the inspiration began.