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  • Keywords
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    • Rhyming stories,
    • Dogs as pets,
    • Animals in nature,
    • Who am I?,
    • Identity and belonging,
    • Funny stories

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What is a Beau?
by Deborah Louanne Grey

What is a Beau? How should I know? I’m too busy to understand. Up Beau. Down Beau. I’m always in demand. Beau is an adorable young basset hound dog, but he doesn’t know that! He sees all of the animals around him and wonders…could he be like them? After all, they have so many things in common! Beau loves to play in the mud just like a little pig, run in the woods like a deer, and even flap his ears like an elephant! But which of these animals is Beau? What is a Beau? is a charming rhyming story about the power of dress up and make-believe. It helps children realize they can also try on different costumes to find their identity, and shows them how much we have in common with people who, on the surface, seem different than ourselves. The search for self-discovery and acceptance is turned into a fun romp through the animal kingdom. And at the end of the day, a little voice reassures Beau of exactly who he is and why.

“I particularly like the concept of taking a character (Beau) and going through aspirations and attitudes. As I was reading it, I imagined a child listening to the story, and I think a young ear would enjoy the sounds and descriptions.” Fred Penner

Deborah Grey has always loved the power of storytelling to convey emotions. Her career has spanned storytelling industries, from reporting to theatre to documentary film. She even worked for a company that sold children’s books to schools and libraries across the United States. Deborah is passionate about life-long learning, and publishing a children’s book is another adventure for her. With three grown kids and five young grandchildren, Deborah has a lot of experience telling stories. She lives in the small town of Apsley, and shares her home with two king shepherds, a tuxedo cat, and a very mature rabbit.


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