Brave Little Gracie

Book 3: Brave Little Gracie Cover

The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws® Book 3: Brave Little Gracie

Today, Molly and her sisters ask Mama to tell them the inspiring story of the bravest Yorkie, Gracie. Life was tough for little Gracie. She started out in a not-so-nice place before finding a home with the Paws family.  No matter the obstacle, Gracie  never stopped being a happy doggie who loved everyone she met.

Children’s picture book about a sweet little doggie named Molly Paws and her family.

  • Created by a dog dad, every story is based on a real-life event.
  • Toddlers and preschoolers ages 0-5(ish) will enjoy the cute illustrations of the dogs.
  • Moms, dads, and grandparents will love reading the heartwarming stories.

What folks are saying:

“Sweet, simply and heartwarming book about keeping a positive attitude through the story of a small and kind dog named Gracie.” Kay B., Reedsy Discovery

Such a touching story filled with real life emotions and beautifully illustrated. So much love for this little Yorkie Gracie who loses her sight but her family supports her; this teaches kids so many important lessons like caring, empathy, and helping others who are different”. -Daniel S.


The Real-Life Story Behind the Book

Gracie Pumpkin 2014

Gracie was the bravest Yorkshire Terrier I have ever known. When I met her, she was blind and had small dog Encephalitis. That did not stop her from protecting her Mama when I was still a new person in her life. Nor did it stop her from learning to navigate three different houses in the short time I knew her. At the end of the day, she would sweetly snuggle up between me and my wife as we watched TV.

She passed to the Rainbow Bridge the weekend after my wife and I got married. And as I reflected on our sweet girl, I was inspired to tell her story. “The Little Yorkie That Could” was my basic premise since she overcame so many obstacles in her life.

As it turns out, this idea was the first spark of what became The Everyday Adventures of Papa and Paws children’s picture books. I’m so happy that I finally get to tell Gracie’s story and celebrate our wonderful, sweet, and loving doggie’s life.

Book trailer

Papa Reads the book