Winner - Moonbeam Children's Book & CIPA EVVY Awards
What people are saying...
The Dog at the Gate will help teach children to be kind to animals and learn that they have feelings.
-Temple Grandin, PhD - CO State University, Professor of Animal Science --Author of Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism
This touching narrative, with its colorful characters and humane messaging. . .conveys a resonant message of empathy for mistreated and abandoned animals.
- Kirkus Reviews
“Weber’s writing is clear and poignant, and includes an engaging plot and compelling narrative.
- Blue Ink Review
Author Sunny Weber writes with a clean, uncomplicated style. Every chapter has a charming illustration. . . an addictive and emotional adventure. . . I highly recommend it. . .
Caitlin Lyle Farley, Five Star Review --for Readers' Favorite / Barnes & Noble Bookstores
Not Just Another Dog Book - It's Also A Learning Opportunity
How To Use The Discussion Guide:
- Parents who are looking for a bonding experience through reading with their child and discussing the growing-up process regarding decision-making.
- Teachers who need a tool to teach classic story-telling (using the Hero’s Journey model).
- Counselors who want to reach children who have experienced trauma, loss, illness, bullying, rejection, and/or cruelty.
- Humane Educators at shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries; to provide a story-telling education of how animals see their world and their people.
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Sunny Weber has over 25 years of experience in animal welfare advocacy. She is a humane educator, animal behaviorist, and trainer. She believes compelling storytelling reflects her passion for seeing the world through the eyes of the animals she works with and teaches about.
Sunny has developed educational programs regarding compassion, respect, and care of domestic and wild creatures. She writes extensively on animal issues in fiction, non-fiction, and blogs.
Authors of Sunny’s own childhood books influenced her future work as an advocate and writer. Consequently Sunny seeks to provide rich, multi-layered stories featuring complicated characters with whom children can identify. Her characters and their unique worlds will not only bring more understanding for pets, but also motivate children to read.
Sunny lives in Colorado with dogs, cats and parakeets. Their yard is a Certified Backyard Habitat for birds, squirrels, rabbits, pollinators, and any other creature with fur or feathers who wanders in.
Her first book is the multiple award winner Beyond Flight or Fight. Learn more about all of her books below: