It's Okay To Be Different

by Debra Anne Stenstrom Illustrated by Bernice E. Dickeson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/17/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781665575096
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781665575102
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781665575089

About the Book

This is the story of a special needs puppy named Dumplin. This heartwarming story is sure to touch everyone’s hearts that reads it. Dumplin was crippled at birth and was left for someone to find her and take care of her. This book tells the story of her life from about 3 weeks to 10 years old. Her story is uplifting and tells 4 legged and 2 legged alike that it’s ok to be different. This story shows how you can overcome obstacles, be happy, and live your best life no matter what hand you are delt. Dumplin had many friends 2 and 4 legged alike to help her through her life and make her the happiest and most well-adjusted pup ever. This book also shows how caring and compassionate people can be. This shows how important the veterinary field is for all of us. It shows people why we need these caring people in our communities. This book is about love and unconditional love.

About the Author

Debra Anne Stenstrom was born in Alexandria VA at Fort Belvoir army hospital. She moved back to Kansas where they lived in the Kansas City area for 36 years. She graduated high school in Spring Hill Kansas in 1975. She attended Johnson County Community College in 1990 for 2 years where she studied hospitality management. She had a 10 year old son and a job at that time. Her dream job was always to work with animals. In the Fall of 1992, she went to work for an animal clinic in Lenexa Kansas where she met her now husband. She began learning every aspect of the veterinary field. She became a professional groomer and proceeded with this trade for about 27 years. She and her husband own and operate a small animal hospital in Kansas. She has 2 grown children and 3 grandson’s that reside in Kansas as well. Her inspiration for her stories has come from her experiences from their business, family, and friends. She is truly an animal lover and a lover of nature. She loves being outdoors, water sports, hiking, working in the yard and on their farm. She loves the mountains, but the ocean she says, sooths her soul.