Battle Creek, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/29/2014 -- With a fast approaching ebook and paperback release, parents and children can pre-order Bear Dog Dog Bear by Tracy Falbe in the iBooks store, the Apple ebook retailer that serves customers on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac. Pre-ordered ebooks will be automatically delivered to customers on May 8th. The $2.99 ebook is a chapter book of about 12,000 words and introduces readers to the family of ten-year-old Daniel Wood who is on his way to adopt a German Shepherd puppy.
The delightful story mixes puppies, grade school, local news, YouTube, farms, and bears into a sweet romp about love, pets, and wild animals.
About Bear Dog Dog Bear:
Daniel Wood and his family are getting a puppy. A black German Shepherd puppy to be precise. His dad already picked her out on the internet, and they are on the road to the breeder’s house at the end of a long creepy country road into the woods. It looks like a woods where bears might live, but no one is thinking about that when disaster strikes the puppy barn.
This cheerful chapter book brings the wild into suburban Cherry Park and sets a puppy loose in the countryside. Daniel has no idea what is happening until the truth is broadcast on the evening news and a video of his dad wrestling a bear cub hits YouTube.
Falbe is an accomplished novelist with 9 other fantasy books aimed at older teens and adults. She began writing fiction in 1997, and Bear Dog Dog Bear represents her entry into children’s literature. As the mother of young children she became increasingly familiar with kids’ lives. She has been volunteering in her sons’ grade schools since 2009.
“Being immersed in child-oriented environments has given me great insights into their tastes. They have an in-the-moment perspective and often find our adult views and opinions baffling,” Falbe said.
Her decision to write Bear Dog Dog Bear arose when she bowed to pressure to write a children’s book.
“Last year I gave a talk about writing to third graders at my oldest son’s school and everyone wanted me to write a children’s book,” Falbe said. “I got the idea for Bear Dog Dog Bear because we have a young black German Shepherd and I often joked that she was a bear cub instead of a puppy.”
In addition to the iBooks store, Bear Dog Dog Bear will soon be releasing in Kindle stores and Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. To receive information about availability and the release of the paperback, people can join the readers’ list at Falbe Publishing.