The Adventures of Oski the Service Dog is a children's picture book series by Chris Mandeville about her partnership with her service dog, Oski. The first book in the series, Oski Becomes a Service Dog, is available here now!
From the back cover:
Oski was born a tiny black and white ball of fluff on a farm. He can grow up to be anything he wants to be — a farm dog, a herding dog, or a pet. But when he meets a human who needs help, Oski decides to be a service dog.
It's hard work becoming a service dog. Sometimes Oski makes mistakes — oops! Sometimes he needs to take a break — zzzzz.
Oski learns that even when you're a service dog with an important job, every day should have time for play. Especially if you have a red ball!
Based on a real service dog named Oski and his human partner, this story teaches children about service dogs.
Praise for the book:
Oski Becomes a Service Dog is the perfect story to introduce kids to the concept of service dogs. The story and non-fiction elements blend perfectly for an entertaining and informative read. And it'll make you fall in love with Oski! — Fleur Bradley, multi-award-winning children's book author of Midnight at the Barclay Hotel and Daybreak on Raven Island
Kids are going to love Oski! — Irene Latham, Caldecott Honor and Scott O'Dell award-winning novelist
What a charming and informative tale about one pup’s journey from a fluffball of a youth to steadfast service dog. A delight from start to finish, Oski’s story will steal your heart. — Darby Karchut, award-winning author of Del Toro Moon and On a Good Horse
Kids always seem curious about and fascinated by service dogs, and this book is a fun way for them to take a deep dive into the topic. Told from the delightful point of view of a service dog himself, Oski shares his expert knowledge and his story of how he was born on a farm, then bonded with his human (the author) when she picked him . . . and he picked her. With touches of sweet humor and an undercurrent of joy, we hear about how Oski trained to be a service dog, and how rewarding the relationship is for both him and his human. This book offers fascinating information while warming your heart. Highly recommended! — Laura Resau, Américas Award Winning Author of Star in the Forest, and human friend to a senior rescue beagle and a zany husky puppy
A warm, colorful true story about service dogs, cleverly told from the dog's point of view. Sure to delight curious young readers." — Todd Mitchell, award-winning author of books for young readers, including The Namer of Spirits