Article in Local Canungra Times

Canungra Times

Above photo: Ann Norris, Col Lee, Cr Virginia West and Librarian Rosemary Talbot at Canungra Library. Photo: Supplied.

Another lovely surprise arrived today when I received a copy of an article, which appeared in the April edition of the Local Canungra Times. The text of the article is below. Thank you to Col Lee, and to the unknown South Australian veteran who passed on information about my books to Col.



Therapy Dog Books at the Library

Last year, Col Lee was contacted by a Vietnam Vet in South Australia about the Canungra War Animals Memorial, located in D J Smith Memorial Park.

In the course of the conversation the Veteran mentioned author Gina Dawson, who writes children’s books, and said that Col might be interested in her work.

Gina’s passion is writing books for children to educate on personal and social issues, and writing books about working dogs.

Having seen Gina’s books online, Col’s wife, Ann and he decided to purchase six of them and presented these to Librarian Rosemary Talbot with Councillor Virginia West at the Canungra Library.

The books are:

  • Gus the Guide Dog;
  • Next Door’s Dog Is a Veteran’s Dog;
  • Next Door’s Dog Goes to School;
  • Next Door’s Dog Has A Job;
  • With a Dog’s Love; and
  • Harriet the Hearing Dog.

These books are now available at the Canungra Library for all to read and borrow.

Col said the books will be a valuable resource.

“Learning about therapy and companion dogs will have parents and students at the Canungra State School fully appreciate the introduction and importance of Sunny the Labrador, the School’s latest addition to ancillary staff,” he said.