Scooter and His Scoot Scoot is a new children’s book about a disabled dog who uses a dog cart. Through Annie Streit’s delightful tale, Scooter shows the world that it’s what’s inside that really counts, rather than one’s outward appearance.
Scooter gets around in life on his “scoot scoot” (dog wheelchair) because Scooter was born “different.” From the book,
“He has four legs like all of his friends,
But two of them don’t work — the ones on his back end.”
But that doesn’t slow the spunky dog down. He scoots around on his dog wheelchair, taking the world by storm!
The heart of this inspiring story springs from a place of knowing for the author. Annie had a life-changing accident back in 2005 and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Annie writes,
“This story focuses on understanding and accepting differences in one another stemming from my own experiences.”
Annie is an advocate for those dealing with disabilities. She shares her message by doing readings and book signings about Scooter in many elementary school classrooms and bookstores.
Annie also shares her experience of living life in a wheelchair and overcoming obstacles. Giving children the story of Scooter helps them cultivate compassion. Once those seeds are sewn, children can deal with differences with a greater sense of understanding.
Get the Book!
Scooter and His Scoot Scoot was published by Dorrance Publishing co., and may be purchased here. Or order directly from Annie to get an autographed copy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For every book purchased directly through Annie, she will donate $1 to the Hamilton County Humane Society. Keep in touch with Annie Streit and Scooter through Facebook.
Annie, if you read this: I love that you wrote this little book for children and the reasons why you did it. Many kids have never seen dogs in wheelchairs and have no idea, that animals too can have legs that “don’t work”. That is a beautiful gesture 🙂 I will definitely share the news about your book and the donation action for the Hamilton County Humane Society!
Thank you so much for your kind words. Talking to children about the book and about my own story has been my favorite part of this whole process. Thank you for helping me spread the word about Scooter!