Lend a helping hand to cast away animals.

By Joyce A. Gwillim "BOSS Lady"(Illinois) 

This review is from: Tommy the Throwaway Dog (Paperback)

This is a one of a kind book with a story to share with everyone in your household. It is a true story of a little puppy actually "thrown" away by someone but saved by another. The true to life newspaper article ran in my area paper. Once I knew the dog was from my immediate area, I had to purchase the book written about it. Yes, it's a childs book in size but it's packed with the right words and pictures anyone can understand. By the time you finish reading "Tommy the Throwaway Dog", you will sense a natural bond with the main character. Happy Reading to yourself or your grandchild.

Tommy the Throwaway Dog

By sulu1 

This review is from: Tommy the Throwaway Dog (Paperback)

This book is beautiful. based on a sad and terrible act by a former owner and how this dog Tommy was given a second chance at life. It is a story of compassion and love by all, beginning with the Trash Collector, the Vets who treated him for free and the wonderful Animal Shelters who give so much of their time and effort. It teaches the children the importance of caring for their pets as well as not standing by without empathy when someone does a terrible thing like Tommy's former owner did. Ms. Marlowe did a beautiful reading for the students of Elizabeth Learning Center part of the Los Angeles Unified School District and was invited back to read to more students. They could not take their eyes and ears off the book. It inspires thinking about the value of pets and enables children to take action to prevent acts like this from happening in their community. It is presented in a very child friendly way with beautiful illustrations by Javier Duarte and told in a way that any child could understand yet even older children, adults and animal lovers will be moved by this inspiring story. Children are in line to buy the book and a copy proudly sits on the shelf at our school library. I won't be surprised if this book gets nominated for a host of awards. I believe this book can transcend any language, culture and any country in the world. To anyone who has owned or who has known someone with a special pet and who can truly appreciate the value of kindness, love and compassion. A perfect holiday, birthday or anytime gift with a beautiful message for all. 

Sue ( Sulu) Dubow Teacher Elizabeth Learning Center 30 years, 3rd grade.. Los Angeles Unified School District

Adorable, Brilliant Book!

By Theresa Saldana

This review is from: Tommy the Throwaway Dog (Paperback)

Tommy the Throwaway Dog is the Absolute Best Book for kids, teens + adults to entertain & informs readers on Animal Abuse-and what they can do to help. People of all ages will fall in love with Tommy and root for a dear canine who survives the unthinkable. Based on a near-tragic real-life tale with a happy, beautiful ending, the book deals with a serious, important issue in a positive, loving way. It inspires Real Joy for Tommy + all animals who, thankfully, survive their ordeals. It explains the issue in terms even the very youngest will understand & relate to. The book, lovingly and tenderly written, has heart-warming, vivid illustrations and inspires readers {or children to whom it is read} to value + appreciate all who help animals like Tommy. It belongs in the homes of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and young people. Having several copies to share with visitors of all ages is a wonderful idea. I urge teachers + librarians to order multiple copies to delight + inform youngsters in schools and organizations. Tommy the Throwaway dog is a perfect way to spread the word- Far and Wide- on how Anyone can get involved in helping the all-too-many animal friends around us who are in need of homes, help, and healing. I loved it & ordered copies for my daughter, her friends, adult associates & their children/grandchildren. An animal lover, Ms. Marlowe is spirited & enthusiastic about her story & its canine + human heroes. She's done the world a huge favor in creating her very Special book & is donating profits to Hope Rescues. It makes a perfect gift for all occasions. I can't recommend it highly enough; I LOVE IT. Warmly, Theresa Saldana

By Dawn, Stylin Doggy Mobile Groomer

My kids love the book.  It's good to know that the world cares about animals. 

By Jackie and Kim, Hope Rescues


You have no idea how much your act of kindness means to us and the dogs in our care!  Writing a book like this could change the way children treat their pets in the future which is a far more powerful gift than anyone could ever give to these poor creatures.

Thank you so much for being you, and for your compassion.

GREAT BOOK! Great cause!

By bookworm1963

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VERY good book for small children. Easy to follow and touching story.

Heart warming tale.

By Coop

This review is from: Tommy the Throwaway Dog (Paperback)

I just finished reading "Tommy the Throwaway Dog." What a positive story that will make any child or adult smile. Children will learn about caring for animals and the importance of treating them well, while adults can appreciate taking care of someone who needs help. I recommend for children of all ages.

This gives HOPE new meaning!

By rescuer 

This review is from: Tommy the Throwaway Dog (Paperback)

This is a wonderful story. Thank you to the rescuers at Hope Animal Rescues in Alton Illinois for saving this boy and giving him the life he deserved, and thank you to Laura for providing the tools to teach children how to be kinder, and gentler to the animals! 

Tommy the Throwaway Dog © 2010 Laura Marlowe