Billie Holladay Skelley

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Billie Holladay Skelley
Illustrator(s): James Paul Skelley
Publisher: LawMux Press - Library of Congress Control Number: 2018905960
ISBN-10: 1-947847-01-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-947847-01-9
Release Date: June 13, 2018
Category: Picture Book

Ollie the Autism-Support Collie

Synopsis:

Ollie is not an ordinary dog,
but just how is he special?

Discover how
Ollie helps his friend
and
find out about the remarkable work
therapy animals perform.

Ollie the Autism-Support Collie
provides an easy rhyming text and colorful pictures to help children understand how support dogs provide comfort and security.

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Mary Scheid said on 12/05/2018:
I think children will love this story! It promotes important understanding!
John S said on 11/18/2018:
Wonderful story and illustrations!
b. Aronowitz said on 11/15/2018:
I love dog books. I think there's a whole population of kids with autism that can get tremendous value from this book! Congratulations.
Susan Johnston Taylor said on 11/15/2018:
Awww ... who can resist a rhyming story about a dog?!
Valerie.Weobkenberg said on 11/09/2018:
Congratulations! Your illustrations are cute and your story is so timely. Therapy animals are wonderful.
Rita DiCarne said on 10/25/2018:
Sounds great.
Allison said on 10/24/2018:
Wonderful book - my children loved it! Highly recommend!
Charles Forester said on 10/24/2018:
Nice to see the great work of these therapy animals highlighted. Enjoyed the book.
M; said on 10/24/2018:
My grandson loved this book!
Jacob Rawls said on 10/24/2018:
Really important topic and a great way for me to connect with my son who has this condition. It's becoming one of his favorite books.

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About the Illustrator:  James Paul Skelley  is a technology transaction attorney who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Boston University School of Law. James has illustrated several children’s books, including Mr. CosmosphereThe Diagnosis Danger, and Beaverton’s Dilemma­ – A Leopold the LawMux Adventure. To find out more about James, please visit his website at www.jstechlaw.com.





Ollie is not an ordinary dog,
but just how is he special?

Discover how
Ollie helps his friend
and
find out about the remarkable work
therapy animals perform.

Ollie the Autism-Support Collie
provides an easy rhyming text and colorful pictures to help children understand how support dogs provide comfort and security.

     Billie Holladay Skelley received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Now retired from working as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery clinical nurse specialist and nursing educator, she enjoys focusing on her writing. She is a member of the Missouri Writers’ Guild (MWG), the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI), the Joplin Writers’ Guild (JWG), the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writer’s Guild (CCMWG), the Ozarks Writers League (OWL), and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her articles, essays, and poems have appeared in various journals, magazines, and anthologies in print and online. An award-winning author, she has written several books for children and teens, including: 

Luella Agnes Owen: Going Where No Lady Had Gone Before

Ruth Law: The Queen of the Air 

Spice Secret: A Cautionary Diary 

Eagle the Legal Beagle

To find out more about Billie, please visit her website at www.bhskelley.com.

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RECENT  REVIEWS:

“I highly recommend this lovely book to anyone who has received an ASD diagnosis for their child. It is well written and easy for younger children to relate to and understand. Very helpful!”

“I bought this book for my son, who has autism. He absolutely loved the illustrations and thought the young boy in the story was him!”



About the Illustrator:  James Paul Skelley  is a technology transaction attorney who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Boston University School of Law. James has illustrated several children’s books, including Mr. CosmosphereThe Diagnosis Danger, and Beaverton’s Dilemma­ – A Leopold the LawMux Adventure. To find out more about James, please visit his website at www.jstechlaw.com.
    Guestbook Comments
    Mary Scheid said on December 5, 2018:
    I think children will love this story! It promotes important understanding!

    John S said on November 18, 2018:
    Wonderful story and illustrations!

    b. Aronowitz said on November 15, 2018:
    I love dog books. I think there's a whole population of kids with autism that can get tremendous value from this book! Congratulations.

    Susan Johnston Taylor said on November 15, 2018:
    Awww ... who can resist a rhyming story about a dog?!

    Valerie.Weobkenberg said on November 9, 2018:
    Congratulations! Your illustrations are cute and your story is so timely. Therapy animals are wonderful.

    Rita DiCarne said on October 25, 2018:
    Sounds great.

    Allison said on October 24, 2018:
    Wonderful book - my children loved it! Highly recommend!

    Charles Forester said on October 24, 2018:
    Nice to see the great work of these therapy animals highlighted. Enjoyed the book.

    M; said on October 24, 2018:
    My grandson loved this book!

    Jacob Rawls said on October 24, 2018:
    Really important topic and a great way for me to connect with my son who has this condition. It's becoming one of his favorite books.

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