Noodle’s favorite doxie bedtime book is a true, inspirational story about a dachshund whose life started out just like any other dog, walking on all four paws until a spinal injury leaves her paralyzed. Frankie is custom fit for a wheelchair and learns to keep on rolling. Her zest for life will have you cheering and she will give you hope that all things are possible. Written by Barbara Gail Techel and illustrated by Victoria Kay Lieffring.
About the Author
Barbara wrote Frankie, The Walk ’N Roll Dog to give hope and inspiration to all who face challenges. Her life time love of animals lead her to realize that Frankie s paralysis was an opportunity to spread a positive message. Barbara receives constant compassionate reactions when she is out with Frankie in her local town. People are fascinated by the little dog with tires, frequently asking her what happened to Frankie. The warmth, kindness and encouragement from strangers, as well as family and friends, lead Barbara to writing this, her first children s book. Since 2005 Barbara s column, For the Love of Animals has appeared in the Depot Dispatch. Her column shares stories of the daily antics and lives of her four-legged companions as well as other furry friends she has met. Barbara hopes Frankie s story will help anyone facing a challenge to realize they always have a choice as to how they will overcome a challenge and that hope is all you need to move forward.
Paperback, 52 pages, Published by Joyful Paw Prints on January 11, 2008.