Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur reviews a new picture book about a faithful dog, by Catholic Mom contributor Leslea Wahl.
To Serve and Protect is a charming picture book written by Leslea Wahl and beautifully illustrated by Amy Klein.
Siena is a faithful dog who starts each day by waking up a tired mom at 6:00 AM. She then goes through her days watching over her family throughout the seasons of the year, protecting them from important “threats” such as flying laundry, the mailman, cats and squirrels, and a snowman. Siena helps her family by finding lost balls, providing comfort when a little girl falls off a swing, and cleaning up the food when food falls.
When the father of the family returns home after his tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Siena can rest peacefully, knowing that she faithfully served and watched over her family.
Anyone who loves a dog or who has a family member serving our country will love this sweet tale.
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About the Author
Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur has a master’s degree in applied theology and is the author of The Power of Forgiveness, Our Lady of La Salette: A Mother Weeps for Her Children, and The Life and Lessons of St. Zelie Martin. A mother of three, she is the editor of TodaysCatholicHomeschooling.com as well as a freelance writer and editor.