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Hits The Road
(Visits to Schools, Libraries, and More)

How joyous to share GOTTA HAVE HEART, the 3rd book in our award- winning series, Little Kids Do Big Things, at the Village School in Pacific Palisades. The book's themes meshed seamlessly with their core values. Our stories tap into children as natural problem solvers. Working together and with their passion, they experience the unforgettable joy that comes from reaching beyond themselves to help others.


From the Coordinator of Social/Emotional Learning, "Thank you for sharing your kind and passionate energy with our school. The kids loved the time with you and got a lot out of it."

I am here for you, too!

With a hug and Happy Mother's Day! 

Sooo FUN! To celebrate Read Across America Day. The 2nd grade students at Bret Harte Elementary School and I joyously and interactively, read our latest award- winning children's book GOTTA HAVE HEART.


Engaged and thoughtful, we touched upon: Different ways to show we are caring; No matter how hard, never quitting; How to keep Heart Healthy... Little Shaggy Max joined in too!  As always, there were Dum Dum lollipops for after school and Fun Sheets for follow-up.


Fitness, Love and Big Shaggy Max . Hard to beat! And, sooo fun was the interactive sharing of our 3rd children's book, GOTTA HAVE HEART (1st/2nd grade) at Hawthorne Elementary School in Beverly Hills.

There was great discussion . . One item- never quit even if things get tough. Another. . what is the meaning of Little Kids Do Big Things (our series)? We may be small, but when we work together, we have a BIG impact (especially with our passionate Little Ones.) This sooo relates to GOTTA HAVE HEART!

Thank you to Sarah Kaber - Principal; Christine Kim Ph.D- Asst. Principal; Piya Saliba - PTA President; Azzy Simantob- Literacy Maven Extraordinaire.

Dogs and people- love everlasting.. what a terrifically happy day at the recent Doggy Daze- Roxbury Park, BH. BIG SHAGGY MAX and his "book buddies," LOVABLE GRANDPA JOE/ GOTTA HAVE HEART, were on full display ( Fun Sheets, too) We even Painted Doggy Toe Nails!


My friend, Deborah Davis' beautiful and so original Table Top book, ART OF CANINE CUISINE ( was also a hit. Sales from our books support charities aligned with our themes.


Great Big Holiday Greetings to you..

I'm here with Orley Garber and 1st/2nd graders at the very lovely St. James School in Koreatown. Delighted to come to your school, too!


BIG SHAGGY MAX and I were honored to be apart of the grand celebration of Launch Just In Case, 3 years in development! This incredibly comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Program was conceived by Mayor Lili Bosse and painstakingly developed by voluntary leader, Vera Markowitz, Fire Chief Greg Barton and others. What an achievement! -   One- Of-A Kind in the United States! Click here to learn more.


So proud of Beverly Hills for its dedication. 

Remember - Safety First! 


Hawthorne School Spooktacular Pajamarama


Beverly Hills Fire Department
Open House


Kudos to the Beverly Hills Fire Department for another so fun and informative Open House. They always go all out!  Especially thrilling was the firefighter doing aerial gymnastics as he descended from a 100 foot ladder!  


For a little folksy flair, there was story time. The kids loved Big Shaggy Max as we shared a reading of award- winning  children’s story, LOVABLE GRANDPA JOE,  dedicated to our brave and courageous firefighters. 

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Pressman Academy

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Canfield Elementary School

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Horace Mann Elementary School

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Big Shaggy Max visits the Beverly Hills Children's Library!

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BH Children's Library - Reading to Kids.
BH Children's Library - with Little Max.
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Big Shaggy Max makes an appearance at Woofstock in Beverly Hills!

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Meet Garth, Big Shaggy Max's understudy!

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Watson LOVES Big Shaggy Max!

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Patti and Ms. Beverly!

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Big Shaggy Max right next to the Old English Sheepdog Rescue!

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Jacque and Nikki volunteer to give pawdicures!


Snoopy gives hugs

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Nikki holds a pomeranian getting a pawdicure

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