By SCCunningham, Illustrations by Scarlett Raven & SCCunningham
Can a dog be saved by the love of a family? Can he find his bark to save them from the local thief?
Meet Joe. He’s got the worst owner that dumps him by the road where he is found by the Tuttle family. They take him in, even though he has no bark at all. But he is a very large dog which should help protect the family from the recent break-ins around the neighborhood. But Joe loves to sleep. He stretches out and snores loud, barking while he dreams of chasing rabbits. He just can’t bark while he is awake.
Will he save the family when a burglar enters the house? Will Joe find his bark to warn them in time?
This delightful story is the first of a series of stories featuring Ginormous Joe. It shows how he becomes part of the Tuttle family. It’s a great read-aloud for families that have recently got a dog and teaches a lesson on how everyone has a purpose.
A stunningly illustrated feelgood children's picture & audio book, teaching children to care for animals, that good wins over bad and love conquers all.
Joe is a big white huggable dog owned by a man called Nasty Nik. Joe tries to be good, but sadly Nasty Nik doesn't know how to treat animals. He mistreats Joe, kicking him when he barks. Eventually Joe loses his confidence and his bark.
One day Nik abandons poor Joe on the streets. The kind Tuttle family rescue him and with plenty of love, hugs and humour, bring him back to health.
Joe shares with us his funny look on life;
"Why does Mrs Tuttle pick up my poos in little bags, it's SO embarrassing... what does she do with all that poo?"
"Why do the Tuttles changes their clothes every day, I have one white fur coat and it suits me just fine"
His best friend young Mary Tuttle helps him through the embarrassment of being the size of a lion, but having no bark, the other dogs laugh at him.
He is fed up and feels useless. Mary gives him love, hugs and courage.
When a burglar visits the Tuttle's house.... can love mend Ginormous Joe's Broken Bark?
Written by S C Cunningham
Artwork by Scarlett Raven
AMAZON 5.0 out of 5 stars
"This was the cutest book that touched my heart. I have a Great Pyrenees named Angel that I adopted from an animal shelter and this story really hit home for me. The author did an outstanding job on this children's book. I enjoyed it and I think that any child would love this story too." LaVonna Moore
AMAZON 4.0 out of 5 stars
"Hooray for Ginormous Joe! What a great story. Pure love really does have redeeming/transforming properties doesn't it? I want to meet Ginormous Joe and give him a great big hug. Gorgeous illustrations!" Jennifer Talbot Ross