“Laura Johnson captures the essence of canine companionship in her book The Tails of Brinkley the Berner. This sweet story encapsulates the reason so many dogs are so endearing to us through their ability to provide unconditional love and friendship to their people and other dogs. Kids will be delighted to read along with the adventures of Luca and Brinkley and learn
from the dogs how to be a true friend.”

– Dana Pearlman, MA, Take the Lead Dog Training and Behavioral Consulting

“Before Laura’s book was sent to editors, publishers, and illustrators, I read the story to my first grade students. It is often difficult to keep young children engaged when there are no illustrations, but that was not the case with this story. My students loved it and were amused by all of Brinkley’s antics. When they learned that Brinkley was a real dog and not make believe, they were even more excited. Laura’s book is a feel-good story about a lovable dog that any child would enjoy. I can hardly wait to read the
finished product to my students!”

– Debbie Rives-Pence, first-grade teacher

“If you thought that dogs couldn’t be best friends, think again! The Tails of Brinkley the Berner is a delight for young and old.”
— Teri Fuhrer, Walkies Professional Pet Care

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