Happy Book Birthday: Hello Goodbye Dog PLUS Giveaway

Who doesn’t LOVE birthdays?


And when you add an energentic doggie, you know it’s going to be a lot of fun!

hello goodbye dog cover

This month, I was thrilled to feature HELLO GOODBYE DOG on Perfect Picture Book Friday.

And then we all enjoyed chatting with author Maria Gianferrari on Will Write for Cookies.

But today, I’ve got something else REALLY special. for you! A Q&A with…

MOOSE, the dog in Hello Goodbye Dog!

ME: Down boy! There’s a good little dog. Moose is an interesting name for a dog. How did your owner come up with that name? Do you like it?



I love my name, since Zara gave it to me. I think it’s because I’m a big dog.

ME:You sit very quietly when people read to you. What is your favorite thing about being a reading therapy dog?


I love to listen. The stream of words relax me, like a lullaby. And I love to be with people, especially kids.

ME: What are your favorite stories?


My new favorite picture book is Dogosaurus Rex, by Anna Staniszewski.

I also love It’s Only Stanley, by Jon Agee.

Another favorite book has a reading dog like me—Bonnie. That’s Lisa Papp’s Madeline Finn and the Library Dog.

And Zara’s going to read A Dog Like Daisy, by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, to me next!

ME: In the cafeteria, I noticed you were looking at Zara’s cookie. What are your favorite snacks?


I love dog biscuits hidden in my KONG toy and plain yogurt. Zara lets me lick the yogurt containers.

ME: I can see it must be time for your snack, Moose. I’ll let you go. But thank you so much for stopping by to visit. You are welcome back anytime!

And for my dear readers, the lovely Maria Gianferrari is giving away ANOTHER copy of HELLO GOODBYE DOG. Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. And if you haven’t left a review on Amazon or Goodreads, please do. Reviews are the best way we can say thank you to incredible autors who write wonderful books for children.”

Plus, don’t forget we are stop #7 on the HELLO GOODBYE DOG book blog tour…hop over and visit some of the other posts when you can.




*Monday, July 24th:                                  Pragmatic Mom + THREE book giveaway!

*Two for Tuesday, July 25th:              Librarian’s Quest

Reading for Research


*Wednesday, July 26th:                         Homemade City

*Thursday, July 27th:                               Kid Lit Frenzy

*Friday, July 28th:                                      Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook

*Monday, July 31st:                                   Picture Books Help Kids Soar

*Tuesday, August 1st:                              Bildebok

*Wednesday, August 2nd:                      The Loud Library Lady

*Thursday, August 3rd:                           DEBtastic Reads!

*Friday, August 4th:                                  Mamabelly’s Lunches with Love

*Monday, August 7th:                               Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)


EXTRA: August 25th:                                Kidlit411—Interview with Patrice Barton



APPLESAUCE DAY by Lisa Amstutz



About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (Pomegranate Press, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, 2019), FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE MOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2019), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my 9-year old grandson.

Posted on July 31, 2017, in Book Birthday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 51 Comments.

  1. Love the format of this one! Super ingenious Vivian. Happy Book Birthday Maria!

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  2. I expected an interview with Maria but am not disappointment. Moose is awesome. 🙂

    Others books Moose might like include:

    Wolf Camp
    Harry the Dirty Dog
    If you Give a Dog a Donut
    How Rocket Learned to Read
    Officer Katz and Houndini: A Tale of Two Tails

    (and so many more). Keep enjoying the books, Moose!

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  3. Congratulations, Maria! Happy Book Birthday! I’m looking forward to reading this book, as the library where I work offers “Tail Waggin’ Tutors.” Kids can sign up for 15 minute slots to read to one of the therapy dogs. In addition to helping kids with their reading, this program helps them overcome fear of dogs, too.

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  4. Becky Scharnhorst

    What a fun interview! Thanks for stopping by, Moose! Enjoy those biscuits. 🙂

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  5. Moose, you are a very special dog, indeed! Great interview. I hope you give more.
    Vivian, thank you for giving us another POV here. Made my day!
    Maria, thank you for sharing Moose with us!

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  6. Unique Vivian,that’s so inspiring!🤗

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  7. I would love to win this!

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    • I’m so happy you stopped by and commented, Bethany! It’s been so much fun, having all these giveaways this year, along with the book reviews and Q&A’s. 🙂

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    • mariagianferrari

      Good luck, Bethany!! You can follow the blog tour for other chances to win. There’s also a goodreads giveaway which ends tomorrow :). If you go to the Will Write For Cookies post above, you can follow it there.

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  8. The cover is adorable and just makes you want to own the book!

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  9. danielle hammelef

    Thanks for the adorable interview. It’s always snack time for my golden retriever. Whenever he hears a plastic tub open, the can opener, someone digging out ice cubes, he comes running! My dog loves to “read” with me too.

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  10. Thank yous to Moose and Maria for sharing your sides of the story.

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  11. I can’t wait to read this book!

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  12. Happy Book Birthday, HGD! Wishing you the best.

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  13. Inspiring interview. Thank you!

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  14. Great interview. Want to read this wonderful PB. Love that cover!

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  15. mariagianferrari

    Thanks, Patricia! I hope you’ll enjoy it. Nice to “see” you here! I usually see you over at pragmaticmom 🙂

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  16. Moose I’d love to read about you.

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  17. Renee Grandinetti

    Moose has a wonderful story to tell.

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  18. You are multi-talented, Vivian! You now can add “canine interviewer” to your resume!

    So wonderful to meet you, Moose. Love that name! I walked a dog named Moose at the shelter where we adopted our latest dog. That Moose now lives in Massachusetts & has his own picture book, too. Maybe you’ll meet someday. Can’t wait to read your story to my two orange pups soon!

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  19. mariagianferrari

    She is indeed, Patricia!

    I love that story about your Moose, especially since we used to live in MA! 🙂


  20. Happy Book Birthday, Maria! Your book cover is so awesome, and the story sounds engaging. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!

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  21. I can’t wait to read this one!

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  22. There is nothing like a dogs pov…. excellent Vivian..)

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  23. mariagianferrari

    Very true, Diane :)!


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