Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends was recognized by the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA).  The prestigious award is respected and trusted by parents worldwide and is the ultimate source for education professionals seeking the best products and books for children. The second book in The Doggy Diva Diaries trilogy continues the story of a little Italian Greyhound named Miss Olive, who is rescued from an animal shelter intoa foster family and then happily finds her loving ‘furever’ home.

Written by Susan Marie and Miss Olive herself, and Illustrated by Rebekah Phillips and Kim Ranson, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends has Miss Olive learning that when faced with bullying, her superpower is kindness, and that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside. It’s the kindness and love you have on the inside that counts.

“I’m thrilled and honored that the education professionals, parents and children who read Miss Olive’s book for NAPPA connected with her journey,” said author Susan Marie. “We could all learn to be more kind and that’s exactly what Miss Olive is all about. When you approach new people with an open heart and an open mind, you just might make a ‘furever’ friend!”

Recommended for ages four through nine, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends, with its anti-bullying message, shows children that making an effort to be kind is how to make lasting friendships. Miss Olive realizes that true friends will stick by her and won’t join in with taunts from bullies. She is thrilled to discover that she not only has a “furever” home, but she has “furever” friends as well.

Throughout its more than thirty years in existence, the NAPPA Awards has sought to find and showcase the best toys, baby and family products and books. As one of the longest-running awards programs in the country, NAPPA ensures that parents purchase the highest-quality products that help them connect and enjoy time with their families.

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