Tippy Finds A Home

Ordering Information

$16.95, 8 x 10, hardcover, 32 pages, full color
ISBN: 978-1-942155-20-1
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Tippy Finds a Home

by Mary Beth Stevens
Illustrated by Susan Spellman

Readers’ Comments

“A touching story about a little dog embarking on a big adventure in the hopes of finding a family of his own. A must-read for parents who want to teach their children lessons about unconditional love and caring for animals!”

—Michael Keiley, Director of Adoption Centers and Programs, MSPCA Angel

““This true tale of courage, perseverance, and hope will have you cheering for Tippy to find the one thing we all seek—love. Fair warning, you may find yourself dashing off to the shelter to adopt a pet of your own!”

—Trudi Trueit, author of National Geographic’s Explorer Academy series

“A wonderful story portraying both the rescue transport phenomenon and the extraordinary work of volunteers who give their hearts and souls to dogs in need. One can’t help but smile at Tippy’s antics. A wonderful addition to any child’s library!”

—Joanna Reck, Founder and Executive Director, Great Dog Rescue New England

“With deeply lovable characters, this is a heartwarming story about finding your family, both furry and human. As a mother, I appreciated the book’s important lessons about adapting to new environments, learning to share and listen, and embracing family in all shapes and forms.”

Jennifer Hughes, Executive Director, Boston Baroque

If you’ve ever loved a rescue dog, if you’ve ever loved ANY dog, you’ll love Tippy!

Tippy Finds a Home is the story of a little homeless dog, alone in the world and in search of a forever home.

He’s smart, energetic, playful, and a bit of a handful, but in the end, love does conquer all, and Tippy finds a family that is simply perfect for him.

About the Author

Mary Beth Stevens is a writer, musician, artist, and Dog Mom. Much of her professional career was spent in Public Relations and Marketing, and she has degrees in music from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Boston University. She has sung with Boston’s Cantata Singers for over twenty years, where her participation has extended beyond the stage to the board room, including a four-year tenure as Board Chair. She volunteers for Great Dog Rescue New England (GDRNE), and she and her dog, Suzie, regularly visit hospice patients as part of Suzie’s career as a Certified Therapy Dog. Mary Beth recently began to explore the world of fine art and has a special interest in watercolor painting and sketchbook art.

Mary Beth and her husband, Robert, live in the house in the woods with Tippy, Suzie, and Peter-the-Cat (R.I.P., Toby). Tippy Finds a Home is her first book, but the animals in her life are a constant source of amusement and inspiration—additional Tippy books are a definite possibility! For more information, visit www.marybethstevens.com.

About the Illustrator

Susan Spellman started her art career as a staff illustrator at a film-strip company. She then began a career as an illustrator of children’s books and magazines, such as Highlights for Children. She has illustrated more than thirty books to date, winning multiple national and regional awards. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount College.

Susan is an art instructor at the Newbury­port Art Association (NAA), specializing in drawing and portraiture, and a visiting artist to schools and art organizations throughout New England. While continuing to work in illustration as a career, Susan has also increasingly focused on her interest in fine arts, exhibiting paintings in numerous regional galleries and art organizations throughout the North Shore.

She is a member of “The Newburyport Ten Plein Air Painters,” and of the Newburyport Art Association. She has a studio in Newburyport where she lives with her husband, Jay McGovern. More information can be found on her websites at www.spellmancollection.com, for her paintings, and at www.suespellmanstudio.com, for illustration.