Why would a nice dog like Emily join forces with a big bully like spike? Even Emily is confused about the answer to that question. It’s true that Spike makes Emily laugh, in spite of herself, and he is fun – in a way. Emily is flattered that Spike invites her to tag along with him.
But when Spike begins teasing a fluffy outsider named Cotton, Emily is sorry to see the hurt look on the little dog’s face. And the dog biscuit Spike takes from Cotton does not taste as good as Emily had thought it would. Emily really regrets being lumped together with Spike as among “the meanest ol’ dogs” Cotton has ever encountered.
Just when Emily is wondering how to make things right, a bewhiskered terrier named Emerson saunters onto the scene. A dog of principle, Emerson shows Emily that it is possible to break free of Spike.
Emily’s story unfolds along the Freedom Trail,™ Boston’s famous walking tour of historic sites from the Revolutionary era – the Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, and more. These scenes of the American struggle for independence from Britain are a fitting backdrop for Emily’s struggle to free herself from Spike and his tyrannical ways!
MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION
If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…
If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…
If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…
Then these are the eBooks for your children ages 5-8.
Read these stories with your children and grandchildren, discuss the concepts and messages…
and know that you are part of the movement sweeping
to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools. America
(signed) The Thoughtful Parent to learn more visit http://www.childrensebooksbyjoan.com/
P.S. Start with EMILY BREAKS FREE to help break the cycle of bullying and teasing for