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To purchase a book, click on one of the images above and click Add to Cart. Make it special with an author signed, personalized book. 

For every book sold, we will paw it forward by donating a book to a school or animal organization. 


 
 Lisa & Cooper

Lisa & Cooper

About the Author

Lisa Wiehebrink is a proud mom of two boys and animal advocate. Love Me Gently, her first book, was motivated by her observation of a young child playing roughly with his dog and was written with the professional guidance of a veterinarian and child psychologist.  Her second book, Gray Whiskers, came from personal family experience and realizing the similar needs that people and pets have as they age. She believes that by caring for a pet, children learn important life lessons such as kindness, patience, unconditional love, compassion, and empathy. These lessons help them relate to the people in their lives from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. She founded Tails That Teach to inspire and encourage children to be kind to all living things. Lisa earned a writing scholarship and graduated from California State University Fullerton.

 

Contact Lisa

info@tailsthatteach.org

Tails That Teach
P.O. Box 29163
Anaheim, CA 92809

Tails That Teach is also the proud founder of National Rescue Dog Day which recognizes the amazing ways rescue dogs impact human lives and also brings awareness to the countless number of dogs waiting in shelters for their forever home. 


What They're Saying...

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We are retired kindergarten teachers turned children’s bookstore owners. We don’t accept many new books, but Love Me Gently is so well written with its kind messages and sweet illustrations. Our customers love it!
— Island Tales Children's Book Store, Balboa Island, CA

Love Me Gently is exactly what every parent should share with their children. It is a fun yet very important book that teaches compassion which is critical to helping animals and children! Children who are taught how to love a pet have a better chance to understand their own emotions as well as those of their pet. These pets are loved more and less likely to end up harmed or back in our nation’s shelters.

Love Me Gently gives us tools to share with our children to make the world a better place for both animals and humans. Please share it with everyone you know!
— Robert Cabral, Bound Angels / Founder - Executive Director

Highly useful for the kids. Thanks for helping us keep our perspectives as adults too.
— David Price, Parent
It was wonderful to have Lisa read her book to the children! The story gave many examples of how we can be kind, respectful, compassionate, and loving to all our furry friends. Our children went home eagerly sharing what they learned and our parents were grateful for the valuable lessons demonstrated in the story.
— Kristin Marie Kintanar, Primary Head Teacher, LePort Schools, Irvine Orchard Hills

Love Me Gently is a perfect idea and perfect presentation.
— Kelly Ingram, Teacher

Thank you so much for the beautiful book! The kids loved it and they absolutely love the illustrations.
— Nekane Erro, Parent

I recommend Lisa Wiehebrink and her wonderful book, LOVE ME GENTLY, as well as her special Yellow Heart HUMANe Education program to schools everywhere! Lisa has taken the world of the child and placed in a sphere of respect and caring. After experiencing Ms. Wiehebrink’s book and program, children emerge with the superhero power of a kind heart applied to their every day experiences.
— Cheryll Ruszat, Executive Director Montessori Schools of Irvine
Many, many thanks for the wonderful books for our Shelter Buddy Reading Program!! We LOVE ‘Love Me Gently’!! We are certain that the children reading these books to our homeless animals will be given a real gift in the process…the beautiful messages of respect and responsibility to all living creatures. I love the values you instill in this beautiful story of patience and love between Cooper and Henry.
— Sue Gassner, Director of Education, Humane Society of Missouri

The children love the book. It so lovingly demonstrates how to care for a dog and teaches empathy.
— Pam Gaber, CEO and Founder, Gabriel's Angels