Bentley the Cocker Spaniel Returns With More Escapades in New Book

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Author Elizabeth Jobson publishes the second installment to a series of children’s picture books about a man’s best friend in “Bentley Goes to the Park.”

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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole,” said Roger Caras, a well-known wildlife photographer, writer and television personality. Knowing full well the truth and depths of Caras’ words, Elizabeth Jobson, author of “Introducing Bentley”—a children’s book about an adorable Cocker Spaniel and his canine capers—returns with the second installment in the series titled Bentley Goes to the Park.

Jobson’s books are inspired by three things: her interest in children, her own lovable dog, and her long-term idea to write children’s books that would bring her first two interests together. The product is a series of colorful children’s picture books, set in Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia, which talks about day-to-day activities and topics that will interest children, centered on a man’s best friend which is a real life character. Yes, Bentley the Cocker Spaniel is Jobson’s real-life pet.

With its amusing tales, real-life character and actual photographs, Bentley Goes to the Park is a book that teaches children about the value of pets and of kindness. Written to make children “feel good and take away happy feelings,” the book captivates young readers because of the “cuteness of the subject” as Jobson would say. “I have shown the book to some local children and they loved it. Especially the 6 o’clock run,” she adds.

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About the Author
Elizabeth Jobson came from Cambridgeshire, England and has lived in Australia for 40 years. She has always loved words and writing and has numerous articles to her credit in a variety of papers and magazines. Much of her working life has been spent as a secretary in the newspaper industry and the legal world. She now runs a real estate business with her husband, Len, in the picturesque Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland in Australia.

Bentley the Cocker Spaniel was bought on a whim whilst Elizabeth’s husband was undergoing chemotherapy. He has a wonderful nature and is a very caring dog and spent much time by Len’s side during his recovery. He is so much part of the family and business life that Elizabeth decided to write some children’s books about him. Bentley loves children and they love him back. He plays an active role in the business.

Bentley Goes to the Park * by Elizabeth Jobson
Publication Date: July 12, 2013
Picture Book; AU$29.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4836-6108-7
Picture Book Hardcover; AU$49.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4836-6109-4
Ebook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4836-6110-0

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