Daisy wonders if she could train and compete for an event like that. So she gets her doggy friends, Rascal the Dachshund, Atticus the Corgi, and Hobie the Dalmation to make their own dog-athalon.
They plot a course through the park and train daily: swimming across the pond, skateboarding down the sidewalks, running up and down the hill.
Finally, it’s the big day, and the poochy pals couldn’t be more excited. The course is tough, but they help one another along the way, cheering to keep going, challenging to do their very best.
On the final hill, Daisy’s tired and not sure she can make it to the finish line—until she spots a familiar (human) face, rooting for her along the way. “Go, Daisy, go! Swim, bark, run. Go, Daisy, go! Just have fun!”
A charming celebration of setting goals and staying active, SWIM BARK RUN demonstrates that with determination and teamwork, everyone’s a winner.
AuthorBy Brian Boyle, By Pamela Boyle, Illustrated by Beth Hughes
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published5 June 2018
Dimensions10.00 x 8.00in.
About the author
Brian Boyle not only survived a near-fatal car accident at the age of 18, but clawed back to cross the finish line at the 2007 Hawaii Ironman just three years later.
Boyle and his triumphant story have been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC’s Today Show, ESPN, and many other programs that have earned Emmy nominations and awards. In 2009, he published his first book, Iron Heart, and was presented the spokesperson of the year award from the American Red Cross for his contributions. He was also recognized by President Obama as a “Champion of Change” at the White House.
He is currently studying for a Master’s of Health Communications at Johns Hopkins University, and lives in Annapolis, Maryland. This is his first book for children.
Pamela Boyle is a pediatric nurse practitioner at John Hopkins. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland, and this is her first book.
Beth Hughes is an artist who loves animals and nature and bright colors. She enjoys playing around with colors and shapes and, most of all, telling great stories. She has studied at Ringling College of Art and Design, as well as Sheridan College. She currently lives in London.