New Children's Book Explores Love and Multiculturalism

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Lana Schneider writes children's book about her rambunctious German Shepherd.

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It’s important to teach children important values and the consequences of actions at a young age.

(PRWEB) October 15, 2013 -- Shea is German Shepherd mix whose hijinks are used to educate grade school children. Her antics teach children essential lessons about love, respect, empathy and the consequences of bad behavior.

In “Shea-Shea Shea-na-ni-gans: Shea Runs Away” Lana Schneider pens a fictional tale of her poorly behaved dog Shea. After running away, Shea comes to the realization that her bad behavior is causing those who care about her to worry.

The book was written as a lesson in safety to young children. They should not leave their yards unsupervised, as they too can get lost or hurt.

“It’s important to teach children important values and the consequences of actions at a young age,” Schneider said. “The book is a fun way to educate and entertain kids at the same time.”

Schneider and her husband adopted Shea from the humane society with hopes of finding the perfect pet. However, Shea has struggled with behavior issues from the moment she was let in the house. Schneider came to the realization that Shea’s legacy is not meant to be that of a ‘bad dog,’ but rather a teacher.

“Shea-Shea Shea-na-ni-gans: Shea Runs Away” is the first in a series of five children’s books. All the characters in “Shea Runs Away,” as well as Schneider’s other books, are multicultural. This is done intentionally to teach about equality and acceptance.

“Shea-Shea Shea-na-ni-gans: Shea Runs Away” By Lana Schneider
ISBN: 978-1-4836-5228-3
Retail price: $21.99
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About the Author

Lana Schneider is an animal lover and children’s author from Excelsior, Minnesota. She lives with three rescue dogs (including Shea) as well as her loving husband and teenage daughter. Schneider recently attained a Bible certification through Crown University and is planning to go on mission trips around the world. For more information, please visit


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