With the benefits of technology, today’s parents can now buy books that best meet their children’s needs. The children’s book industry has grown exponentially over the past few years with authors like Mary Bailey, who have brought out books that are as unique and individual as their readers. The children’s book industry is exploding with new books every day!
Children’s books like “Nappy’s Bark” by Mary Bailey create a world within a world. The reader enters into the story and becomes part of it as they read about it. Nappy is an adored pet of the McBeans. Mr. and Mrs. McBean love him and so do the twins. As you can see from his name, he loves napping but also enjoys meeting new people and being petted.
Tom and Worda are in high spirits one morning as this is the day their mom would be taking them to school instead of putting them on the school bus. They looked forward to spending that extra fifteen minutes together every Monday. That was the only good thing about Monday, they thought. On Mondays, Mrs. McBean works from home and likes to spend some time with them before the school week begins.
As they prepare to leave by car, Nappy jumps onto the back seat and takes up his position between Tom and Worda.
Mrs. McBean thought of leaving him behind, then changed her mind when she saw how happy the children were to have him along for the ride. He went almost everywhere with them anyway, and no one seemed to mind.
When they pull into the Thorn Elementary schoolyard, the school buses are already there, and children are slowly getting off. The twins hug their mom and Nappy, then head towards the entrance.
Something catches Nappy’s attention, and in a flash, he jumps out of the car before Mrs. McBean can close the doors. They hear a “woof, woof” and helplessly watch as the dog darts towards the security desk where their best friend Gina is waiting for her classmates. Her face lights up.
“Nappy! You’re here!” she exclaims happily, with arms outstretched.
Immediately, a panic-stricken male voice yells, “Stop the dog! Hold that creature! Get away from that beast!”
The bespectacled Mr. Cruikshank lunges toward Gina, shoves her into the front office, and slams the door shut. Nappy tries to get to Gina, but Mrs. McBean catches up and grabs his leash.
Nappy is bewildered. All around him, children are running and crying, spilling lunches on the floor, and a man is wildly waving his arms. The hair on his back and neck bristle, and he wags his tail furiously as he looks around him.
Stunned and confused, Nappy does something that he has never done before. He bares his long, sharp, ivory-white teeth and growls at Mr. Cruikshank, the vice principal.
When the vice-principal saw it, he requested that Nappy be muzzled and sent away.
Will Nappy be torn apart from his family? To read the complete story, go get your copy of “Nappy’s Bark” from amazon.