Lily and Lucy, An Easter Story: #RWYK Great Read Certified

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#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review – Lily and Lucy: An Easter Story written by Ed Ehlers – Illustrated by Emely Pascual

5 stars for Lily & Lucy

Hey RWYK family! Guess what? It’s time for us to announce our brand NEW Certified Great Read and we’re thrilled to announce the heartwarming story that has won our heart is Lily and Lucy: An Easter Story by Ed Ehlers!

Today, we bring you a wonderful animal rescue story book which will win hearts of your little ones.  If you are looking to adopt a new animal or just want to teach your kids about animal rescue and pet care, Lily and Lucy is the perfect book to get you started. Prepare yourself for a cuteness surge and lets get to know more about Lily & Lucy!


Let’s have a look at the Book Blurb

Lily and Lucy: An Easter Story by Ed Ehlers

Max and Tucker,5-year-old Australian Shepherd brothers, were headed to the woods for an early morning walk on Easter Sunday when they were met with a surprise. This is the true story of two dogs, Max and Tucker and how they helped rescue, foster and find a forever-home for two little abandoned puppies.  Lily& Lucy, beautifully illustrated by Emely Pascual, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University, is a heart-warming story about being rescued by those that you set out to rescue. Families will enjoy reading Lily & Lucy together.

Lily and Lucy: An Easter Story

Proceeds are donated to the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation. They are a non-profit animal rescue organization saving the lives of thousands of homeless and abandoned pets each year. They rescue dogs and cats facing euthanasia in overcrowded shelters, and place them for adoption in loving homes. All their animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Purchase Links: Amazon      Kobo


Learn more about Ed Ehlers

Ed EhlersOriginally from New York, author Ed Ehlers has made his home in Northern Virginia since 2000. He lives there with Lisa and their three children. He enjoys the woods and rivers with Max & Tucker, Australian Shepherd brothers. In addition to writing, Ed enjoys making jewellery from local rock and river glass. You can find his work at Clifton Stone on Etsy. Lily & Lucy is his first children’s book. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation.

Where can you find Ed Ehlers on the internet?

Twitter    Amazon      Goodreads


Our Review

A Heartwarming story with a powerful Message and a noble cause!

Based on a real-life story, Lily and Lucy by Ed Ehlers and illustrated by Emely Pascual, is a touching, feel good story about two 5-year-old Australian Shepherd brothers, Max and Tucker, and how they helped rescue two little puppies Lily & Lucy in Virginia on Easter Sunday, 5 April 2015.

Max and Tucker along with their human family not only rescued these little puppies but they went out of their way to help find a forever- home for these dogs. This is an amazing real life story with many heroes as so many people appeared and helped at the exact right time.

It is alarming to know that so many people abandons their dog (or other animals), or animal control finds them on the street.  Through MAX and Tucker’s eyes kids will learn about compassion, cooperation and responsibility to get involved with helping abused or abandoned animals. It also raises awareness about how animals should be treated and the joy that comes from loving a pet. Anyone who has ever fallen in love with a rescue dog will enjoy this book.

In the heart-warming narrative, Ehler’s details Lily and Lucy’s road to being rescued, many challenges faced by the people who tried to rescue them, the difficulties and joys, as well as the care given by the family in their effort to offer these puppies a normal, happy life. This book inspires a commitment to rescue animals that are abandoned, lost or injured.

This book will help educate and inspire kids to get involved in helping animals in need.  Author also donates a part of the sales of their books to Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation, so when you buy a book, you become a part of the organization that saves the lives of thousands of homeless and abandoned pets each year.

Final Verdict

Overall, a delightful book for both children and adults to enjoy and learn a few lessons along the way.  The real photographs of Lily & Lucy, Max and Tucker on the last page of this book will melt your heart because they are so adorable! Excellent story with wonderful illustrations. A book for all ages, can be a great addition to your kid’s library! Adore it!


Congratulations to Ed Ehlers for winning the RWYK Certified Great Read StatusClapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2

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