Book Review : What is Charlie Doing?

You’re going to fall in love with Charlie, the Golden Doodle. He has human eyes, he is so big, he looks so cuddly, he has a man bun to keep his long bangs out of his eyes most of the time, and his hair is so soft and so FLUFFY. But wait, is that a red vest he is wearing? What does that vest Charlie is wearing stand for? Does that red color mean stop? What does that Red Vest tell everyone that sees it? What is Charlie doing?

This is the first book to teach children everywhere about Charlie and his job as a service dog. How much a service dog trains for his job. Why it is vital that children let the service animal do their job. Why you should not touch or distract them. Let the children everywhere fall in love with Charlie while they learn the very important lesson about the life-saving job of a service dog.

About the Author

Joy Anna was raised on a farm, she also lived outside the United States and was raised with all brothers. She loves Mondays, dislikes Fridays, loves skinny French Fries, Twizzlers, cheese, pickles and olives. She loves to write, doodle, landscape, garden and run. She is also a survivor and a woman of tremendous faith. She has stores of energy that seem endless at times. She has 3 kids and 2 granddaughters and lives in a warm house with her family and Charlie, her Golden Doodle. You may reach her at –This text refers to the paperback edition.

Net Galley Children book :

What a wonderful and cute book. That shows the importance of service dogs ,there training and the importance of there jobs, Children love dogs of all kinds but service dogs are a special kind and when you meet them they must be treated special since they are on the job. Let Charlie introduce your kids to service dogs and how to treat them when you meet them in person.. Lisa

Rules Children Should Follow When Encountering a Service Dog

Service dogs want us to know…

  1. As a service dog, I can be recognized by my colorful vest which has the words “service dog” displayed on it.
  2. If I am wearing my “service dog vest,” that means I am hard at work for my owner. Please know I’d love to say hi, but don’t interrupt me while I am working hard to keep my owner safe.
  3. Because of the duties that I perform for their handler, you may see me in places where pet dogs are prohibited.
  4. Please don’t ask why my person needs a service dog.
  5. Always ask my owner if it’s OK to approach me and pet me before getting too close. Petting me without asking first can distract me from doing my job and can put my owner’s safety at risk.
  6. Please don’t whistle or make loud sounds that could distract me from my task at hand.
  7. Please give me and other service dogs and their handlers the right of way when you encounter us at the store or on the street. We appreciate this sigh of respect and courtesy.
  8. Please don’t feed me. I am sure what you have is tasty, but I may have allergies and the food could make me sick. And I have been trained not to take food from others

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