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DC Super-Pets stories are designed to help early readers transition to chapter books. Each book is normally three chapters long and filled with large-sized text and colorful illustrations so they aren't overwhelming for young readers. In fact the fun illustrations of the Super-Pets combined with goofy scenarios attract children towards wanting to read these books.
While DC Super-Pets are of course fictional creations there are animals in the real world that help make a positive difference in people's lives. For example K-9 dogs are trained to help police search for illegal drugs or explosives and service dogs can provide assistance to people with disabilities. Therapy dogs can also play an important role in helping improve lives by providing affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, schools, and disaster areas and to those with Alzheimer's Disease or Autism. For example, therapy dogs were brought in to help the survivors of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, Connecticut cope with the incident and are credited with providing peace of mind to the shocked and devastated children and adults these real life super pets interacted with.
Our local public library incorporates assisting with the training of a therapy dog into its children's summer reading program. Reading to therapy dogs helps kids practice their literary skills over the summer while helping train the animals to be comfortable interacting with people. It also gets children excited about reading over the summer which is a time when unfortunately books are often tossed aside for other activities. My kids really look forward to these reading sessions and take a lot of pride in they are helping a dog so that it can help others. They've been really excited to share their DC Super-Pets stories with a real life super pet who will one day be helping people in distress when reading during the therapy dog training at the public library.
There are more than twenty DC Super-Pets adventure books by Capstone Publishing to choose from plus a super-sized Character Encyclopedia that provides interesting facts and descriptions of each animals unique powers in the profiles of more than 200 pets. All of these DC Super-Pets books feature quirky artwork from Eisner Award winning artist Art Baltazar. The Eisners are the comic book industry's equivalent to what the Oscars are for the movies so only the most talented and creative professionals are honored with this award. Baltazar's artwork provides a zany vibe that makes reading each DC Super-Pets an amusing endeavor that kids are sure to enjoy. As a parent, I appreciated that the illustration are numerable enough to capture children's attention and imagination but not so overpowering that they distract a child from immersing themselves into the text of the story. Adorable characters and amusing plots will have children wanting to pick up a DC Super-Pets book to read. For more information about this great early readers children's book series visit capstonepub.com/library/products/dc-super-pets
If you'd like to know more on how you can contribute to training therapy dogs or for a referral to obtain the services of one, please visit the Therapy Dog International website at tdi-dog.org.