Mozzi Presents: My Friends Help People

Dog Stories for Kids Teaching About Giving

Children - Animals
43 Pages
Reviewed on 03/20/2019
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Author Biography

Merav has two great loves which have stayed with her ever since she was a young girl-writing (mainly poetry) and dogs (all kinds!). Over the years, she has found various ways to express these passions. About a decade ago, out of a desire to respond to and grow her love for those creatures, she became a professional in training and behavioral treatment for dogs. As part of that, Merav began incorporated her second great love--writing on topics connected with the world of dogs, both for children and for adults.
As a firm believer that raising dogs and observing their behavior can teach us many important life lessons, she decided to write a series of rhyming books for children which use dogs' world. The purpose of the books is to share with a younger generation valuable life lessons in compassion, responsibility, generosity, and acceptance. Thus, Mozzi was born, along with this new series of books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Danny is scared of dogs; he is scared of their size, and he is scared that they will attack. Danny never reaches out to stroke a dog's back, and so his parents ask Mozzi to come and help them. Mozzi approaches carefully and gently steps near Danny to let him look and see. They do it many times until slowly Danny is comfortable with Mozzi, and they become friends. Danny is never alone because his parents have adopted a puppy, and all his fear is gone. In the retirement home down the road, the grandparents all get together for their doggie break. The room is filled with joy during doggie time, and Mozzi is also there.

Mozzi Presents: My Friends Help People by Merav Gamliel Boschan, like the rest of the books in the series, has delightful rhymes that give positive messages to young readers. This collection is about overcoming fears, friendship, acceptance, and being optimistic. The verses are fun to read and they segue from one verse to the next one, keeping the continuity of the plot. The illustrations are lively, vivid, and they breathe life into the characters and the scenes. They also give clarity to the author's concept and messages. This collection of verses will delight all animals lovers, especially dog lovers, and I like the way the author has created human and animal characters that are capable of motivating and inspiring readers. The book and this series are definitely good to own at home and in school libraries because of the positive messages.