Sueann Pace, director of the Wound Healing Center at St. Bernards, will serve as reader for the April Stories in the Forest program at 3 on Saturday, April 2, at The Mall at Turtle Creek. She will read Tucker: Little Dog Lost & Found by Danny Sit.
Tucker is an adorable little wire-haired Jack Russell terrier who is not the type to cool his little dog paws sitting at home and waiting for someone to entertain him. He wants adventure.
And his finds it by packing a versatile travel wardrobe and hopping on a train to somewhere. He didn’t know where he was going … but he didn’t have to … he was going somewhere. He winds up at the beach and decides to do some surfing and clam-digging.
But the excitement of adventure soon turns to remorse as Tucker remembers how he was welcomed into his “human” home when he was just a puppy. And he begins to miss his loving family and all his friends.
Soon Tucker is found by a family friend and reunited with the family he left for adventure. He winds up understanding that “being near family friends is the place to be” … and he proclaims there’s nothing more fun that “just being me.”
The book, based on Sit’s experiences with his own dogs, is illustrated with endearing photos taken by the author. Sit ran his own fashion photography studio in Houston before being employed as a photographer for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan as well as a number of retail stores and publications. He and his two Jack Russells live in Southampton, N.Y.
The Stories in the Forest program gives parents some quality time with their children and exposes children to some favorite books of local residents. It is an outgrowth of the St. Bernards Women’s Advisory Council’s tremendously successful Kidz Fun Fair.
The Women’s Advisory Council is a group of about 120 area women who have joined together in an advisory role to give input on important healthcare issues impacting women and children. They encourage educational as well as service outreach efforts designed to make Jonesboro a better place to live, work and raise families.