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Rescue dog, Dogs, School, Animal Adventures, Buddy the dog, Love, Friendship

The Dog with the Crooked Tail
by Chelsea Richardson

The Dog with the Crooked Tail illustrates the power of love to heal: Buddy, the main character, is changed by the love of young students - and by the love of a certain tiny, spotted dog - whom he meets at the end of the story.

Buddy is a small rescue dog with an insatiable appetite for food - and love. On his morning walk in a schoolyard with his owner, Buddy sneaks into a backpack. Inside the school, Chloe, the owner of the bag, hangs it on her cloakroom hook.

Buddy devours Chloe’s lunch, and hops out wearing her polka-dotted shirt. Chloe’s classmate, Fred, lures Buddy into Ms. Kibblesworth’s classroom. Chaos ensues as Buddy feasts on student lunches and runs amok in the school!

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CHELSEA RICHARDSON is the author of The Dog with the Crooked Tail series. She is a writer, educator, and musician from Vancouver Island, Canada, who spends her days playing with words. Chelsea wrote her first book by observing the quirky behaviour of her two small dogs - with a focus on the mischievous personality of Buddy, the Dog with the Crooked Tail. She loves to take her dogs on hiking and camping adventures, and marvels in the funny things they do in each moment. Chelsea has great memories of writing silly stories with her oldest niece, and now her second niece and two nephews as well, who all share her love of reading and writing! In her free time, Chelsea enjoys outdoor adventures with dogs, mountain biking, gardening, yoga, and playing guitar by a cozy fire. (Buddy is the official taste-tester of the garden produce).

You can follow the adventures of Buddy, Ladybug, and their Momma C on Instagram and Facebook at @dogwiththecrookedtail - and join in on the fun. Chelsea is planning a 4-part series and a picture book, with the second story to feature Buddy’s best friend, Ladybug. We look forward to sharing our upcoming little crooked tales with you!


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