Book Review: Only Children Hear Me - Jake is a Friend You Can Talk To by Mary Byrne
categories: Book, Chapter Book, Children's Help Book, Children's Animal, Educational, Health, Fantasy, Dogs, Children's Issues, Emotional Help, Children's Guidance, Children
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Mary Byrne about this book: Only Children Hear Me was born from a desire to make a contribution after my treatment for lymphoma. I chose my dog Jake to speak to children ages 7 to 12, to address in his voice, many issues important to children, like serious illness, race, adoption, disability, bullying and abuse/molestation. Jake encourages kids to talk to a trusted adult if they have problems or are being abused. Through this chapter book Jake educates kids, gently, and encourages them to speak out when they are hurting. I first wrote the book in the human mother's voice then realized I must get down and become a dog to re-write it as Jake himself. Children relate well and trust animals, if they come to trust Jake he can have a very positive affect on them. My research for the most part was living my life, I am a cancer and childhood molestation survivor, this book was written to save children from the long road back to self-esteem by encouraging them to talk to trusted adult now, and get them into therapy. The book took me about five years to complete. I learned that most children just need to know they are not alone and Jake is there for them.
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This book speaks direct to a CHILD'S Soul
When a child gets abused in any manner THEY HURT - usually in SILENCE! They pull away and don't want to deal or speak with adults or even other children because THEY LOSE TRUST in everyone! The way this book speaks to CHILDREN who are in need of comfort and support... is brilliant! JAKE, this incredible dog, listens and speaks only to children! As the pages turn it allows SAFETY to return to the injured child's soul. SAFETY slowly turns back into TRUST and TRUST then turns back into LOVE!
This book is a necessary for ALL children - who have experienced any form of trauma! Whether, sexual, physical or verbal or any combination of the 3 into their precious and innocent lives! If you suspect anything at all, buy this book! IT IS A MUST! TO save 1 child is literally... PRICELESS!!! [by Pasco Troia
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