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ABOUT THE BOOK: ANIMAL COMPANIONS: YOUR FRIENDS, TEACHERS AND GUIDES

Children and animals share a deep emotional, powerful and meaningful bond. Animals, especially beloved pets, become playmates, study partners, work partners and ultimately, friends. From their relationships with pets and other animals, children experience comfort, compassion, patience, mutual respect and feelings of interconnectedness with the world around them. In her new colorfully and beautifully illustrated book, Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides certified Grief Recovery Specialist Diane Pomerance Ph.D. offers inspiring insights of the effects of child-animal bonds while re-enforcing to children the uplifting nature of the cycle of life.

Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides affirms the importance of people-animal relationships while helping children to identify and express their strong feelings of shared bonds with their animal friends such as companionship, trust, acceptance, understanding and devotion. Dr. Pomerance guides children through the realization of these feelings and the process of creating and sustaining a relationship with a pet and how to cope with the knowledge that the much-loved pet will eventually pass on by emphasizing time spent together should be treated as a gift and a privilege.

Creatively illustrated by artist Vanessa Meier and filled with quotes chosen to emphasize to children the important bonds of love and loyalty between themselves and pets, Dr. Pomerance has created an insightful book that brings to light both the joy of animal ownership and the heartache felt when an animal companion dies.

Animal companionship teaches children many important lessons concerning compassion and the responsibility people have to provide for and protect animals. Children learn the breadth of human emotion, from joy and sorrow, success and failure, to peace and understanding through their relationship with animals.

In a moving, considerate and understanding voice, Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides encourages children to identify their feelings of connectedness with animals by fostering relationships with animals and focusing on "living in the moment" by enjoying each day with their pet and remembering the most important gift of life is love.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides will be donated to the SPCA of Texas, where Pomerance heads the SPCA's Pet Grief Counseling Program and support group that meets monthly.

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Source: C. Miriam Yarden B. Sc. President, Aurora Animal Behavior; Animal Psychologist/Animal Behavior Specialist Lecturer/Writer, Author of Hey Pup! Let's Talk.

"In my 30 years of experience working with animal companions and their families, especially children, I learned that in a world as stressful and turbulent as we live in, companion animals play a vital role in comforting youngsters. Early education and acceptance of animal companions as friends, teachers, healers, and guides is even more important for them. Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides is an exceptional teaching tool for both parents and teachers for early education of children in helping them to develop understanding, acceptance and compassion. In a book that is sensitive, informative and charming, Dr. Pomerance elevates animals from the dubious title of "pets" to their rightful place of "companions" and "friends". This cannot but help children to develop and grow into sensitive and caring adults."

 
Source: Cynthia Chandler, Ph.D. Professor of Counseling, University of North Texas, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Delta Society Pet Partner Instructor and Animal Evaluator.

"This is a book that warms the heart and fills the soul with lovely reflections on the special bond between humans and their animal friends. It is both educational and inspiring in the way that it guides children through a deeper understanding of the unique gifts that animals have and share with us."

 

Source: Randy W. Wuensche, DVM

"It is with great sadness that I find daily that some children have never touched the soft muzzle of a calf or heard the wonderful nickering of a horse. Quality time spent with an animal of any species can open up our hearts to the true values and meaning of life. Dr. Pomerance has a wonderful way of communicating not only to children but a mature audience as well her uplifting and inspiring messages about the human-animal bond. This is an outstanding book that I believe will be as meaningful to others as it is to me and my family."


Source: Warren Cox, President, SPCA of Texas.

"A wonderful book that is written in a manner that will help children understand and appreciate the importance of animals in their lives and the responsibility they have to them."


Source: Martha Edmundson, M.L.S., B.M. Coordinator of Youth Services, Denton (Texas) Public Library

"With gentle, soothing words that flow much like poetry, Dr. Pomerance has created another book to give us insight into our feelings for our animal friends. Animal Companions could dwell equally in an adult or children's library. It lends itself to understanding both the joy of pet ownership and the heartache we feel when one of our animal friends passes on. Share this with children and adults who are just beginning a serious pet relationship, or give it to those who have lost an animal loved one."
         
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