Monday, February 25, 2008

Dachshunds in Literature: Woody, the Kentucky Wiener

Meet 'Woody' and his human, author Leigh Anne Florence, of Murray, Kentucky. Woody and his dachshund sister 'Chloe' star in their own book series and newspaper column for children. They also travel all over the state of Kentucky, talking to children about the importance of being a good reader and citizen. Woody's motto is "work and dream like a big dog." Excerpt from the Courier-Journal: While the students at St. Rita Catholic School were excited to see Kentucky author Leigh Anne Florence last week, they were more excited about whom she brought with her.
"Be honest -- you did not come here to see me," Florence said to the smiling elementary school children who sat in rows on the floor facing her. "Who did you come to see?"
In unison, the 50 or so students shouted their answer: "Woody!"
Woody, a black and tan dachshund lovingly known as "The Kentucky Wiener," has been made famous among children through Florence's book series and newspaper columns about the dog and his "sister," Chloe.
Florence travels, with Woody and Chloe in tow, to schools all over Kentucky and the region teaching children "Woody's Five Ways to be Successful" and "Woody's Five Ways to Improve Writing."
Read all about Woody, Chloe, and the author at the Courier-Journal. Find out more about the book series at The Woody Books.


Cover art from Tails from the Bluegrass

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