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Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home
review by Readers Views, Austin TX
Reviewed by Josh Cramer for Reader Views (12/16)

“Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home” by Jody A. Dean at first seems like a quick read about a little dog named Roxie who begins her journey in a loving foster care environment, but is quickly moved away from the life she knew into a loving adoptive family—a forever home as the book calls
it. The main conflict of the book lies with Roxie anxiously imagining her new home. Eventually, though, Roxie realizes that “she did not need to be afraid at all.” In this way, the book serves as a lesson for young foster kids not to be afraid of change or of moving to a new family. Roxie’s story tells them, “You are loved.” read the full review >


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Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home
review by Readers Views, reviews by kids in Austin TX
Reviewed by Willow Cramer (age 7) for Reader Views Kids (12/16)

As soon as I saw this book arrive in the mail, I had to read it to Mommy.

“Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home” by Jody A. Dean is about a cute little doggy named Roxie finding her forever home. Roxie started in one home, but was moved to a new home with a new mommy and daddy. Roxie’s foster mommy and daddy (Dawn and Jim) make me think of my mommy and daddy because of what they look like and how much they love me…  read the full review >


Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home is a heartwarming story that will appeal to all children, and an excellent book that will help parents begin a discussion with their child about transitioning to a new home, be it to a loving adoptive family or a blended family, welcoming an adopted child or a move to a brand new community. The included Parent Guide is a great tool to help adults craft questions that allow children to speak freely about their feelings. The Therapist Guide is an excellent clinical tool as an adjunct to the therapeutic process.”

~ Ron Zodkevitch, M.D., Board Certified Child Psychiatrist, Author Toughlove Prescription
Associate Clinical Professor, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science


A much needed guide to help children navigate the world of change through the eyes of an adorable dachshund. In clear everyday language, Dr. Dean guides children, adults and therapists through the issues surrounding adoption. As Roxie the Doxie moves through different emotions relative to finding her new home, she also provides many opportunities for children to talk about their feelings. The book is a rich resource on a topic often forgotten.”

~ Allen S. Miller, DC, DACBSP, PR
Sports Medicine Consultant to the US Olympic Committee


Children are sure to enjoy this book as they learn more about a relevant life experience through Dr. Dean’s unique perspective. The Parent and Therapist Guide is an invaluable resource providing professionals and parents the ability to navigate effective conversations while connecting real situations to children reading the book.”

~ Dr. Eric D. Knost
Public School Superintendent, St. Louis County, Missouri


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Roxie The Doxie Finds Her Forever Home! review by Peanut Butter and Whine
Reviewed by Connie Gruning

You know a book is great when a 6-year-old wants to read it over and over again EVEN AFTER SCHOOL!!!!!!!! Not to mention the recognition this book has received!!! Check out these awards from over a dozen organizations! Read the full review >