Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog Book Earns Another Award And a Bite Out of Bullying

Vancouver, Canada (PressExposure) August 18, 2014 -- Hammond and her dog, Toby, are on a mission to inspire kindness, acceptance and respect. "We just completed the first leg of our PAWS Across Canada Tour," says Hammond. "This tour is our mission to build a kinder world, "one paw, one person" at a time! We have seen firsthand how Toby's story and message, and his presence in school presentations, has provided a powerful and memorable learning experience for students. Dogs are great examples of what unconditional acceptance looks like, and how kindness to animals in fact encourages kindness to people." Hammond has received several awards for this book, including the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved award; Mom's Choice Award; Readers' Favorite awards; and now, the Global eBook Award.

Now in its fourth year, the Global eBook Awards are in 72 specific categories. The awards are open to all publishers large and small so that winners are the best in their particular genre and category not just the best of small or regionally-published ebooks. Hammond's books are found in a variety of ebook formats and digital platforms including Kindle, Kobo, Expresso Books, and iTunes. The 2014 Global eBook Award Winners were announced on August 18, 2014.

About the book, Toby the Pet Therapy Dog Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully: When Toby steps into the path of a dog who bullies him and shreds his beloved stuffed teddy-bear toy, feelings get hurt. This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about the importance of kindness, respect, acceptance and being considerate of others, including pets. The book has received numerous positive reviews from parents, educators, grandparents, and children. The book, also available in Spanish, includes a discussion guide at the back to encourage dialogue between children and caregivers about dealing with bullying behaviour, and positive healthy character development. Books are available on-line at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at Chapters, Quality Book Library distribution, with Wholesaler Baker-Taylor, as well as on the author and publisher's websites, along with other booksellers and digital platforms.

Hammonds' other award winning and bestselling books include: On Toby's Terms; and Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends. Ms. Hammond is a professional speaker, providing presentations to corporations and schools on the topics of leadership, resilience, communication and, kindness. Charmaine has a Master's Degree in Conflict Analysis & Management starting her career as a Correctional Officer, and corporate mediator. She travels globally to inspire healthy resilient teams and communities.

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