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Determined to help her struggling two legged dad become a TV weatherman, Schmitty jumps into action despite her tiny size and friends who make fun of her.
Can little Schmitty save the day?
Kids of all ages will have fun reading Schmitty The Weather Dog’s adventure as she goes from daydreaming to doing by overcoming obstacles and learning about the weather to help her two-legged dad. Schmitty shows us all that no matter what your size or breed, you can do anything you put your mind to and that you are only limited by your imagination.
Inspired by her real life dog, Schmitty and weatherman fiance’, Ron, author Elly McGuire, along with illustrator Simon Estrada, bring a fun story about science to kids.
Elly McGuire has been obsessed with dogs since she was a kid. A former elementary school teacher turned corporate executive, Elly has always taken inspiration from her furry canine muse. After the tragedy of 9/11, she created New Yorkie Greetings, a line of cards using her Yorkshire terrier as the model to raise money for the Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund. After Hurricane Katrina, Ellen DeGeneres flew Elly and her pup to be on The Ellen Show for her efforts to raise money for animal shelters. Elly created the BARK THE VOTE National Tour and traveled 8000 miles across the country with her pups to raise awareness for small animal shelters and get out the vote.
Eventually, Elly gleefully left her corporate life to work with her dog. For the past five years, Elly has been the host of #PETCHAT, the popular Monday night show trending on Twitter. Today, Elly continues to raise money for pet charities through her line of New Yorkie© products and producing the annual New Yorkie Runway Celebrity Doggie Fashion Show during Fashion Week in NYC.
Inspired by her pup and her weatherman fiance, Elly wrote her first children’s book, Schmitty The Weather Dog:Daydream. Now you can find Author Elly, Meteorologist Ron, and Schmitty the Weather Dog visiting schools across the country with the Schmitty The Weather Dog Weather/Science Assembly bringing science, weather, literacy, music, respect for animals and fun to kids.
Perhaps the only person in history to teach a US President to play spoons, Elly lives in NYC with her pooch, Schmitty and forever fiance’, Ron.
Simon Estrada was one of those students who drew cartoons in his notebooks rather than taking notes. All this is due to being raised on Dr. Seuss books, Looney Tunes and Popeye The Sailor Man. Simon has since earned a BA in Fine Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a BA in Illustration with an emphasis on Entertainment Arts from Art Center College of Design. Schmitty The Weather Dog: Daydream is Simon’s first children’s book of many more to come. Since illustrating Schmitty’s book, Simon has been the art director for a new animated network TV series for the Jim Henson Co. and is creating the characters for an upcoming animated featured film. Every year he participates in the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival. Simon resides in Pasadena, CA.
East Meets West: Author, Elly McGuire with illustrator, Simon Estrada and muse, Schmitty The Weather Dog
To order the new Schmitty The Weather Dog book go to www.NewYorkieStore.com
Schmitty, the Weather Dog: Daydream by Elly McGuire is an engaging, witty, and delightfully illustrated children’s book for elementary school-aged children. Children will fall in love with Schmitty as she devises a plan to get her weather dad, Ron, ” on the air”.
Director of Curriculum
Jamestown School Department