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New Release!


For Pet Lovers of All Ages

Sammie wants a dog even more than she wants ice cream with sprinkles, but her parents think she is too young. Determined to love a puppy, Sammie rips a page out of her favorite dog book to take care of and carries it with her every day. As Sammie’s flat dog gets torn and dirty, she decides it’s time for a bath. What happens next will melt your heart and have you sitting on the edge of your seat anticipating what comes next!


Endorsed by Sharon Harvey, President & CEO, Cleveland Animal Protective League

“Sammie’s Flat Dog shares a message about compassion, responsibility, and the value of adopting a pet in the form of a thoroughly enchanting children’s story. With more parents like Mama Stacy and Mama Carla and more children like Sammie in the world, the work of humane societies, animal shelters, and rescue groups everywhere would be so much easier.”


Sammie’s Flat Dog is a read-along delight that will appeal to all ages. Author and illustrator Gary Alan Shockley includes fun explorations and activities hidden on every page!

Sammie’s Flat Dog


Available wherever good books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Target, and your favorite local bookseller. Books can also be purchased directly from the publisher at

Signed Copies can be purchased directly from Gary on our SHOP page!

PRICE: $16.99 plus shipping and tax, if applicable.

Discounts for large quantity orders may also be available from the author. Send an email inquiry to Gary through our CONTACT page!

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