What happens when a DOG is left
home alone with too many
treats and too little
Charlie is an adorable King Charles Cavalier Spaniel who is adopted from the local animal shelter by a kind man named Max. Charlie is a happy, lovable dog who enjoys the outdoors and the neighborhood children. After being left at home with too many treats and too little exercise it is fortunate that Max and Charlie find their way back to fitness and good health.
A cheerful, friendly man named Max who loves to walk on the beach and enjoy the outdoors in his beautiful hometown of Naples, Florida, visits the local shelter to adopt a dog. The dog, a loveable spaniel named Charlie, likes to do all of the outdoor activities that Max likes to do. Charlie also likes to listen to Max sing, which he does nearly all of the time. Max makes up songs about all sorts of things, including exercise, rules, and his friendship with Charlie.
When Max begins teaching singing lessons and is away from home, Charlie is left alone in front of the television with an overflowing bowl of treats. Soon the neighbors notice that Charlie is walking slower and becoming chubby, which leads to a helpful visit to the vet.
Both Charlie and Max begin a routine of exercise and healthy eating. Things are going well with the new plan until Max makes a discovery under the sofa cushions. Fortunately problems are resolved for the two best friends as they work toward fitness and good health and discover that carrots are their favorite healthy treat. This delightful children's story of friendship has an important message about health, nutrition and caring for children and pets.
Rhonda Brazina has been an elementary teacher and reading specialist in Columbus, Ohio. She especially loved her work as a writer of teacher's materials and as a workshop presenter for Creative Teaching Press. With her dream to write children's books she has teamed up with Ida to make dreams come come true, in Naples, Florida.
Ida R. Margolis has been a high school and college educator who has always been passionate about literacy, history and quality education. In addition to her writing, she is now an active volunteer for numerous organizations. She and her husband live in beautiful Naples, Florida and historic Princeton, NJ.
Virginia 'Ginny' Mulford is an artist, art teacher and art enthusiast who has encouraged countless students to enter art contests, pursue art careers and simply to appreciate art. She lives with her husband, children, grandchildren and dogs in South Jersey.
|Aug 21, 2013||Reading and Program||Schaivo Library||Strathmere, NJ|
|Aug 20, 2013||Reading and Program||Library Event-Kennedy Park||Somers Pt, NJ|
|Aug 20, 2013||Book Signing||Sunrose Books||Ocean City, NJ|
|Jun 13, 2013||Reading and Program||N. Collier Park - Camp||Naples, FL|
|May 28, 2013||Featured Authors and Book Signing||Vineyards Elementary||Naples, FL|
|May 28, 2013||Televised Reading||Vineyards Elementary||Naples, FL|
|May 17, 2013||Reading||Guadelupe Center||Immokolee, FL|
|May 17, 2013||Readings and Programs||Lake Trafford Elementary School||Immokolee, FL|
|Mar 21, 2013||Reading and Program||Lee County Hospital-Health Park||Ft. Myers, FL|
|Mar 4, 2013||Reading and Program||Poinciana Elem-Sports Club||Naples, FL|
|Feb 19, 2013||Speech "You Are Never Too Old To Follow Your Dream"||Southern Regional Library||Naples, FL|
|Jan 28, 2013||Reading and Program||Pelican Marsh Elem-Sports Club||Naples, FL|
|Jan 25, 2013||Reading For Literacy Day for K-5 Students||Southern Regional Library||Naples, FL|
|Jan 23, 2013||Presentation for Media Specialists||Golden Gate Middle School||Naples, FL|
|Jan 20, 2013||Readings and Programs||Benchmark Bank||Columbus, Ohio|
|Jan 18, 2013||Readings and Programs||Columbus Torah Academy||Columbus, Ohio|
|Jan 18, 2013||Featured Speakers||Dublin Rotary Club||Columbus, Ohio|
|Jan 8, 2013||Assembly Program||Ocean City Primary School||Ocean City, New Jersey|
|Jan 7, 2013||Reading and Program for Mrs. Spenglers Classes||Ocean City Intermediate School||Ocean City, New Jersey|
|Dec, 2012||Charlie Distributes Health Information||Christmas Parade||5th Ave. Naples, FL|
|Dec, 2012||Appearance and Reading||Wynn's Market||Naples, FL|
|Dec, 2012||Reading and Musical Program||Temple Shalom Pre-School||Naples, FL|
|Dec, 2012||Guest Speakers||Kiwanis||Ft. Myers, FL|
|Dec, 2012||Early Learning Coalition of SWFL||Reading-Barnes and Noble||Coconut Point|
|Dec, 2012||Early Learning Coalition of SWFL||Reading-Barnes and Noble||Waterside|
|Nov, 2012||Reading and Program||Grace Place||Naples, FL|
|Nov 18, 2012||JCC Bookfair||Fort Myers, FL|
|Nov 3, 2012||Book Launching||Classroom Plus||650 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples, FL|
|Oct 20, 2012||"Strut Your Mutt"||Germain BMW||11286 Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL|
|Oct 3, 2012||Charlie Visits:||Boys and Girls Club of Collier County||Davis Blvd, Naples, FL|
|Sept 27, 2012||Charlie and "Mr. Carrot" Visit:||Highland Elementary School||Immokalee, FL|
|Sept 7, 2012||Charlie Visits:||Max Wellness||North Naples, Fl|
|Aug 11, 2012||Back-to-School EXPO||YMCA||Naples, FL|
|Sept 5, 2012||Charlie meets Mayor Sorey of Naples||Naples, FL|
|Jul 19, 2012||Northfield Welcomes Charlie||Northfield Library||Northfield, NJ|
|Jul 19, 2012||Carrots for Ocean City||Ocean City Library||Ocean City, NJ|
|Jul 14, 2012||Charlie Visits:||Barharbor Shore||Barharbor, Maine|
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