Dr. Wilda Reviews children’s book: ‘You Can Count on Gracie: She’s Got Your Numbers’

7 Oct

Moi received a complimentary review copy of “You Can Count on Gracie.” Here are the book details from Amazon:

  • Hardcover: 28 pages

  • Publisher: Little Minute Publishing; 1ST edition (2013)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0988619903

  • ISBN-13: 978-0988619906

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.5 inches

  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces

  • Average Customer Review:// 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Here is information about the author, Joan Harrison:

According to her mother, Joan Harrison was always into something”. A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Penn State University with a degree in printmaking. She painted, waitressed and learned to play the five string banjo en route to the world of photography. When she’s not shooting her golden muse, she can be found at the gym or performing with her bluegrass band “Too Blue”. www.toobluemusic.com
View her freelance photography work at www.joanharrisonphotography.com.

Gracie graduated Magna Cum Loudly from the Positive Paws Dog Training School in Poughkeepsie, NY. Voted “Most Likely to be the Subject of Her Own Book”, it appears that she has fullfilled her destiny and will become a household name among those who count (literally). She is currently asleep on the couch dreaming of the day she signs with Pixar to do a full length animated feature on her fascinating life.

Check out her profile on Dogster – http://www.dogster.com/dogs/17349


Here is current information about the book and author  http://www.littleminutepublishing.com/News___Reviews.html

The long and short of it, moi loved this little book. It is beautifully photographed on high quality paper with good production values. The key to a book or movie is really a good story which is easy to understand. The book is simple, Gracie is teaching children to count. The story is fun and without giving anything away, there is underlying wit which the adults will chuckle about. For example, check out the six books and you will laugh and wag your tail about the titles. All moi can say is well done and this is a high recommend for children and families.

Here is the press release:

Contact: Joan Harrison

P.O. Box 319, Stanfordville, NY 12581




Award-winning children’s picture book teaches children to count to ten with the help of Gracie, the amazing golden retriever. While caring for her aging parents, dog lover and first-time children’s book author Joan Harrison found a creative outlet in digital photography. Since her golden retriever Gracie was always at her side, Harrison used Gracie as a model as she honed her lighting and compositional skills. A variety of greeting cards featuring Gracie followed, and Harrison soon envisioned a larger project. Since kids love dogs, and because canines are so beneficial in many areas of education and therapy, Harrison was certain Gracie would be “the perfect goofball star of a children’s book.”

You Can Count on Gracie is the happy result. This uniquely imaginative journey through the land of one through ten offers bright, bold, humor-filled compositions alongside nimble rhyming verses that Harrison designed to “bring children and their parents together in laughter and an interactive learning experience as they discover how to count to ten.” From hats and carrots to books and fish to shoes and butterflies and more, Gracie stands at the ready to help children learn their numbers. Harrison quips, “A nose for fun and a sweet, smiling face – get ready to count with the amazing Ms. Grace!”

For its memorable combination of entertainment and education resulting in high quality rhymes, appealing humor, and eye-catching compositions, You Can Count on Gracie was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) in the Children’s Picture Book category (ages seven and under).

“Designed to help youngsters learn to count, each page features a colorful and cleverly staged photo of Gracie, Joan’s picturesque golden retriever, with easily identifiable objects for young readers to find…The photography is striking, and Miss Gracie exudes an approachable personality that kids will love.” ~ John Lawless, Bluegrass Today

AUTHOR: A graduate of Penn State University with a fine arts degree in print making, Joan Harrison has chosen digital photography to express her creative vision. Aside from her freelance photography work, she also performs as the banjo player and lead singer for the bluegrass band “Too Blue.” She resides in upstate New York with her husband Brian, a sweet, sassy Pembroke Welsh Corg named Rosie, a golden retriever puppy named Patsy, and of course Gracie.

All moi can say is well down and this is a high recommend for children and families.

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