Sunday, February 10, 2013

Scruff Takes Charge - A Jake Dog Fable

We love fables. I still remember reading about the monkey and crane. As a kid it was fun seeing how the crane could use his long beak to reach the food while the monkey tried and tried to get the food. Fables are a great way to teach values. Kids love animals and it is easy to get them interested in stories about animals who are trying to solve problems.

Here at Jake Dog Stories we think all kids should be taught values. Sounds like something everyone would agree with, but when you look at what kids spend their time on in today's fast paced world we sometimes wonder if values teaching always gets the attention it deserves. That is why we have started a new series, Jake Dog's Fables. Our fables will focus on important life skills and why good values are important while hopefully being fun to read as well.

We still love silly rhymes and picture books. Kids need to have fun and we will always show our silly side, but we think kids can have fun and learn good lessons at the same time.

Our first fable is about Katarina and Scruff.  They are cats who live on a farm. Katarina is in charge of the cats at the farm, but she isn't a very good leader.  It isn't all her fault. No one taught her to lead. When Scruff shows up looking for work, the other cats immediately respond to him when he displays a natural ability to plan and lead.

How will Katarina respond? Will Scruff be their new leader? The story follows along as the cats chase field mice and protect the chickens from the dreaded weasel.

The book includes four original illustrations spread throughout the story.

We hope you like our first fable and that you can use it to teach your kids the qualities of good leadership!

Click on the cover to purchase Scruff Takes Charge on Amazon.

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