Wilsey, KS Author Publishes Children's Book
February 08, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsThe Adventures of Gus: A Therapy Dog and So Much More, a new book by Cindy Cook Gant and illustrated by Beth Arnold DeMont, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
Gus is a cute and cuddly puppy from a big litter of brothers and sisters. Gus is a black Goldendoodle, and he feels left out because his siblings are yellow. But when Gus meets a tall man and a lady carrying a baby, he goes home with them to his forever home. Even though it's scary to meet new people and live in a new place, Gus feels very lucky and loved.
The Adventures of Gus series is based on the author's real-life therapy dog. As a K–12 school counselor, Cindy Cook Gant brought Gus to help with Character Education guidance activities that engaged children in her Kansas school district. In honor of his loving spirit, The Adventures of Gus will instill good character, love, and kindness in young readers.
About the Author
Cindy Cook Gant was born in Paducah, Kentucky, but reared in Independence, Kansas. Her family enjoyed the comforts of a small town and all the community offered. After 32 years of being in education, she and Gus retired from the school system. Cindy and her husband, Kevin, live on their cattle ranch with their cattle, horses, and dogs. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.
About the Illustrator
Beth Arnold DeMont learned at an early age that drawing on the kindergarten building in Ashland, Kansas, was not acceptable. Later, she taught high school and middle school art for 33 years in Kansas-she loved teaching! She also learned to be a researcher on art mediums and techniques. She taught with Cindy and Gus was a therapy dog, friend, and light at White City schools. He would often come to the art building and bring joy and giggles. Everyone loved Gus!
The Adventures of Gus: A Therapy Dog and So Much More is a 30-page hardcover with a retail price of $23.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-9244-3. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com.