Book Review: Henry Says, “Hello” by S.L. Parker 3.13.15 & GiveAway

Pawwaves Efurrrybudy!  Chazz the Dog and I won a copy of this furrific book at a friend’s blog, Dakota’s Den.  We received the book and began reading the story together. This story can be enjoyed by both adults and children.

Henry Says, “Hello”

by S.L. Parker

cover_large                                                                                Cover Photo


This is the story of Henry a cute, little, white Poodle Bichon mix and his friends.   They are teaching kids and adults how to approach and make friends with dogs in the proper way. Henry introduces us to his sisfur Reese. Henry and Reese are both Puppy Mill rescues.

When the story opens it is Henry’s birthday and it just so happens to be Halloween!! We meet several of Henry’s friends, like Emma and Westie Stu, Betty the Beagle, Bruno the Boxer. Gus and Gwen the Goldens, and Merlin in the first few pages.  There’s a lot going on in this story!!


  • There are many different breeds of dogs and they each have their own moods and personalities ( not unlike humans).
  • At the conclusion of the book is a page entitled Henry’s Tips to Say “Hello”  It’s a list of eight tips covered in the book.
  • The illustrations get your attention adding a nice visual element to Henry’s story.

Little Lamb Henry

Little Lamb Henry for Halloween

  • Henry looking out window   Henry looking out his window


We enjoyed this sweet story about Henry, his sisfur Reese, and their friends. Not only is it a nice story, but it is a teaching tool as well.  In efurryday life some pets are turned back in to shelters because of incidents involving the dog and a child or other adult . A child is injured, property is damaged, etc. Many of these incidents are not the fault of the animal; but of the interaction between the human and the animal. Misinterpreted interactions or communications plays a large role. This book is impawtent cuz it explains how to approach dogs with respect. It refers to colored ribbons some dogs wear to indicate they need special care..keep your distance, or I have aggression issues.

ChazztheDog is what they call Dog/Dog Aggressive so we have personally dealt with this issue.While Chazz likes most people; the  same can’t be said for other 4-legged pals.

Editorial Note: These situations may have been avoided if the animal had been approached differently…correctly. We at Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog Blog are not  professional animal behaviorists or trainers. We offer this opinion for consideration based on our experience with our own pets and watching other animals.

More Info:

Author’s Blog:

Purchase this book at:

An Incentive to Purchase

 Author S.L. Parker is supporting a fundraiser for dogs with the condition Megaesophagus. **

  • The muscles of the esophagus fail and it cannot propel food or water into the stomach. (Its like a balloon that has been inflated several times and then hangs limp.)
  • The result is that ingested food sits in the esophagus within the chest cavity and never makes it to the stomach. (

Proceeds from the sale of her book from now until midnight Saturday March 21st will go towards foster and rehome costs of ME dogs, Bailey chair builds as well as research and education programs regarding this condition. Those of you who don’t win the giveaway can do something important to help dogs with this condition & their pawrents, and purchase your own copy at the site listed above. Thanks for listening.

NOW…..on to the GiveAway…..Ta Dah!!

Book GiveAway

One lucky reader of Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog Blog is going to win his or her own copy of

Henry Says “Hello”


 Period of GiveAway – 3.14.15 thru 3.21.15

  1. You must 18 yrs of age or older and provide your email so we can contact you
  2. Provide a USA or Canada shipping address
  3. Winner will be selected at random
  4. Simply leave a comment on this post at the blog indicating you wish to be entered for book giveaway. That’s all there is to it. EZ PZ!!!! Good Luck


This review represents Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog’s opinions. No outside source has influenced this review. We won our review copy at another blog site during a GiveAway. We were not compensated in any way for this book review.  Adopted Mom to Chazz the Dog Blog reviews items we believe  our audience will enjoy reading about. This relates to all Pet Products, Books, or Films of interest to us. Thank you.

About adoptedmom

Adopted Dog Mommy having an adventure with her new buddy, pal, fur-baby, Chazz the Terrier Shibu Ina mix.

Posted on March 14, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Chazz, wot a pawsome book! Yes, there are correct ways to safely say hello to a dog and efurrybuddy should know them and teach their liccle kids too. Good on you Chazz, for making a copy available to win! I shall tell all my USA pals about it :o)

  2. It’s A great book written in Canada. I would like to be entered in the contest please.

    • Thank you for entering my GiveAway for Henry Says Hello. Im sorry you did not win the book prize, but I have another book. Would you be interested in receiving a hardback copy of Three Dog Bakery Cookbook? It is filled with recipes for your dog to enjoy. Let me know and if you are interested please give us a shipping name and address.

      Thanks for reading our blog.

      Adopted Mom and Chazz the Dog

    • Nancy did u get my message offering you a substitute book? Interested please contact me at

  3. Thank you Thomas. I saw you posted about this on Twittah.You da best Big Bofur!! I sorry I cant mail a copy to Queensland. Only open to USA and Canada pals. Author is in Canada so dats why. Hugs Chazz

  4. I was so thrilled to have won this book, thank you Chazz. It arrived today and Nan has read it to us already. We particularly love the pictures and rhyming verse, and of course it has a very impawtant message about meeting and greeting dogs in a manner that is safe for the dog and the person. Nan has taken a couple of pictures of me with the book, which I will email to your mama, Chazz. Thanks once again to you and mama and also to Sarah and Henry :*)

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