Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2018 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - Reagandoodle & Little Buddy

I was recently invited to review a book which will initially pull at your heart-strings and then has the potential to challenge you to make a difference in the life of children who need to know they are lovable. Today, I'm very happy to let you know about the book and invite you to consider if you are a person who could foster a child from your community.

Reagandoodle & Little Buddy
Authors - Sandi Swiridoff and Wendy Dunham
Photographer - Sandi Swiridoff
Publisher - Harvest House Publishers

Favorite Features -
  • A beautiful photo of Reagan and Little Buddy on every other page!
  • The true account of a family investing in children who need to know they are lovable.
  • The "story" of Reagan and Little Buddy is told by "Reagan" and is shared to raise awareness of the needs of children in the foster care system - and the need for families to invest in these children.
  • Proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to help children in foster care.
  • This story will touch your heart - and may challenge you to get involved in foster care.
Harvest House Publishers says; "The moment Reagandoodle first set eyes on Little Buddy, he knew his world was about to change. What he didn't know, was they'd brighten hearts all over the world. Told with warmth and a touch of humor by Reagan himself, fans of Reagandoodle and Little Buddy hear the true story of how one adopted dog and an eleven-month-old foster child develop an unforgettable friendship. To all the fans of @Reagandoodle and Little Buddy . . . the book is finally here! An uplifting tail of friendship, foster care, adoption, and hope."

Let me start by saying, not all families are able to be foster families, but all of us are able to encourage, support and pray for those families we know who are foster families. But, for those of you who are, or who are feeling the tug to learn if you may be able to fill the gap for children in need of a safe and loving home,  Reagandoodle & Little Buddy is a story which you will identify with and which will tug at your heart. For those of us who are not foster families, this account will help us better understand those we know who are.

You will need a box of tissues handy to read this book - but definitely read it - for you and to the children you love. Reagandoodle & Little Buddy is all about love, compassion and giving to those who need to know they are lovable. This is a story to enjoy together.

I'm very happy to say, not only did Harvest House send Reagandoodle & Little Buddy for me to review and share my own opinion of it with you, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only) If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for Reagandoodle & Little Buddywhich will be on November 29, 2018, please comment below to share if you have a four-legged family member in your home who Reagandoole reminds you of - we have Rosie, the Basset Hound - actually she was rescued by my daughter and my grandsons have Gimli the Pit and Roxie the Staffordshire Terrier.

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win 
Reagandoodle & Little Buddy and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. This reminds me of my son's family. They have adopted three children out of foster care and were foster parents for several years. Their adopted dog was a deciding factor in their first son's placement thirteen years ago. I follow on Facebook and email.