Stunning new children's book series highlights the classic tale of the new kid on the block, with the added bonus of a mystery homeless dog.  Why is this filthy, floppy-eared homeless dog a mystery? Children want to know!

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 South Bay 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.