Digger the Hero Dog
By Kilee Brookbank; Illustrated by Lucia Benito
- Pages: 40, hardback
- ISBN: 978-0-9991581-9-7
- Publication date: May 8, 2018
Digger Highlander was an everyday, average Chorkie, a cute little dog who loved his family and had a particular fondness for playing in the yard.
But one day, when he was at home with his human sister, Kilee, Digger smelled a funny odor and then heard a loud boom! Confused at first, he quickly realized Kilee was in trouble. There had been a gas leak in the house, and the candle Kilee lit had started a fire. Kilee lay on the bathroom floor, unconscious and covered in burns.
That’s when Digger sprang into action. He raced to the bathroom and barked so loudly that he roused Kilee before leading her running from the house, leaving behind the deadly flames.
Kilee spent thirty-eight days recovering in a hospital, and when she returned home, Digger stayed by her side as she faced a difficult recovery. Today, more than three years after the fire, Digger remains Kilee’s best friend and protector—a genuine hero who just happens to wear fur.
Digger the Hero Dog is a true story of the bond between humans and their pets with a happy ending and an important fire-safety message for children. Just as Digger did, kids will learn that even the littlest among them can make a huge difference in the life of a friend.
Author Kilee Brookbank shares how her best friend, Digger, became her hero by saving her life.
“The story of Digger the Hero Dog is written in rhyme, which makes it enjoyable to read and be heard by listeners. The story is appropriate for children ages 3-10. My older daughter really connected to the fact that this was based on a true story…The story opens up a lot of discussion. In the back of the book, there is a section of Safety Tips along with Gas Safety Tips.…We enjoyed hearing how Kilee started a foundation that has raised more than $200k for Shriners Cincinnati, the treatment center where she received care for her burns.”
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Digger the Hero Dog
$16.95 ISBN 978-0-9991581-9-7
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Pets
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Digger the Hero Dog is distributed by Independent Publishers Group.