The book is the first in a series aimed at teaching compassion and acceptance to children, not only of the human condition, but also our furry counterparts. The second book in the series, centering on a neglected child, is already written and due out in early October, 2014.
In addition to educating children about life situations, Denise Bloomfield and Diana Starr, the homeschooling authors, are hoping to connect with community animal shelters in the SouthBay to help bring awareness to the need of supporting animal adoption. The character of Floppy has already gained a Facebook following and is linking to adoption agencies in the area.
Readers of "Floppy the Mystery Dog and the New Kid" have expressed great enthusiasm for the book series and have left comments on what they would like to see what the characters do next:
"My 9 yr old was given the book as a present. She said she loved it and it was fun and exciting to read. She read it in less than 30 minutes! She told me: "It needs to be a sequel mom!" lol. She wants to see more of Floppy. I think it was a great book for her too especially since she is in Tommy's shoes sometimes since being the new kid in a small town :/ Thank you for this great book!!! Must read!!!"
Denise and Diana share a passion for early childhood education and look forward to sharing more of their writing with the public. You can find more about them, and their wonderful character, Floppy, at his website, www.floppythemysterydog.com.