Posha The Rescued Dog Book
Posha The Rescued Dog Book

Posha’s Pawsitively Pawsome Curriculum NOW AVAILABLE!


Alert the PUP-ARAZZI!!!!

The wait is over!

Posha’s story has been in such high-demand, we decided to offer a digital curriculum program in addition to school author visits!

Our new digital curriculum, named Posha’s Positively Pawsome Program is systematic, thorough, engaging and easy to follow. Your student(s) will have fun as well as learn important, modern concepts of self-identity to help them build self-esteem.

Kathleen DiMario and her daughter, Kelly were inspired to write, “What Kind of Dog Am I?” after countless people would ask what type of breed their dog was. Posha, like most rescued dogs, had her own story before Kathleen and Kelly adopted her- a story no one may ever know or even understand. Posha serves as a symbol in which, like herself, each student comes from their own circumstances. What’s most important is instilling in the child’s mind that those circumstances don’t have to define who they are. Their self-love can define who they are.

Through the work of Erik Erickson, renowned child psychologist, research has shown that a child’s strong positive self-identity correlates with higher self-esteem. According to the Encyclopedia of Child Health, children who have higher self-esteem, have an easier time handling conflicts, resisting negative pressures and making friends. They laugh and smile more and have a generally optimistic view of the world and life- just like Posha!

Posha’s story and our new curriculum teaches children that identity is more than just the “name” people use to define us. The answer to the question “Who Am I?” is not found in a “name,” but found in a child’s “forever family,” the people they love and the people who love them. Although Posha is a rescued dog, she doesn’t let that define who she really is. She is incredibly happy and learned to love herself.

We visited over 150 schools, presenting Posha’s Positively Pawsome Curriculum to over 20, 000 students in grades Kindergarten through fifth. As a result, students have learned how they can find their on identity and build self-esteem while aligning with “Common Core” standards.

We can’t wait for you to get your paws on this offer!

You can be the proud owner of Posha’s Pawsitively Pawsome Program for the pawtastic price of $19.95

Ready, set, go MUTTS!

To purchase click here!

February 15th, 2019|

Schedule your Spring 2019 Author Visit!

Kathleen and her daughter Kelly DiMario, have written the book, “What Kind Of Dog Am I?” aimed at teaching children that identity is more than just the “name” people use to define us. The book is based on Kelly’s adorable rescue dog, Posha. Everyone that meets Posha always asks, “What Kind of Dog is That?” Being that Kathleen is a child psychology professor, she realized this need to put a “name” on a dog could provide a teachable moment to young children who are also just learning the concept of self-identity. The story teaches children that just like Posha, who found her “furever family”, the answer to the question “Who Am I?” is not found in a “name”, but found in a child’s “forever family”, the people they love and the people who love them.
Currently, we are filling spots for our 2019 SPRING book tour. Attached you will find our printable pre-engagement activities package that reflect the NJ Common Core values and standards. I am happy to share that your school does not have to worry about any fees. Kathleen is able to waive her presentation fee since her book will be available for pre-sale to all students prior to your scheduled presentation date. On top of that, please note 10% of all book sales will be donated directly to your school to be used in a way of your choosing. This is a fantastic fundraising opportunity!


January 31st, 2019|
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