Cooper the dog loves to spend time with his abuela! In this bilingual story from Debbie Gonzalez, Cooper and Abuela enjoy a short visit together filled with dancing, tasty comida, and a paseo to the park. Children will build their Spanish vocabulary as they read about Cooper’s fun adventures with Mommy, Daddy, and especially Abuela.
Winner of the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award Children's Category Honorable Mention, Grand Prize Short List, and First Horizon Finalist.
A beautifully illustrated picture book about curiosity, action, mindfulness and the tremendous joy found in the simple things around us. Join fur baby Cooper and his mommy as he explores the world around him.
Immerse into the adventure of this imaginative and playful dog with his loving mommy. Cooper’s enthusiasm taking in his surroundings is sure to bring a smile to all who read this children’s book. The warmth and security he experiences with his mommy is heartwarming.
Cooper's adventure continues in this delightfully illustrated picture book. Join the fun of this adorable dog and his daddy.
Cooper is very excited to get started. He can almost taste the treats. In this story, he engages his senses and draws on his imagination for his favorite game. Daddy joins the fun. Cooper loves to play with him. Daddy happily humors him by creatively setting the stage. Children of all ages, who appreciated his energy and enthusiasm in A Walk with Cooper, will surely fall in love with this one.
A Game with Cooper is the perfect gift for your curious little one. Great to snuggle and read together or for an early reader to undertake on their own.
Debbie is Eric Hoffer Book Award Children's Category Honorable Mention winning author, Grand Prize Short List, and First Horizon Award Finalist for A Walk with Cooper, her debut book. She is a social worker and leadership coach. Through her coaching business, she shares her experience to inspire emerging and experienced leaders to find joy and strive for balance.
Writing children's books, brings together two loves for Debbie; the joy of interacting with children through read alouds and the love of her fur baby Cooper. With her writing, she hopes to bring smiles to the reader and encourage joy of life's simple things.
The daughter of Puerto Rican parents, she grew up in Lower East Side, NYC and now lives with hubby and fur baby in New Jersey.
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"...charming story that will appeal to young readers as they snuggle up next to their favorite person...
Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
“…illustrations bring the story to life and give Cooper a personality that is charming and memorable… The story has energy, enthusiasm, adventure, and fun and children will enjoy looking for the treats along with Inspector Cooper…”-Mamta Madhavan, Readers’ Favorite
“…fun and visually engaging children’s book…combining a straightforward story with a clever and educational twist…an excellent addition to your child’s shelf.” -SPR, 5 Stars
“…The lively energy and tone of a very simple yet involving dog story will attract parents and children with a fun set of interactions… Kids who love dogs, detective stories, and action will find A Game with Cooper a delight.” -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Meet Debbie Gonzalez
Podcast interview for Leadership in Readership S01 Ep01
few images of the many Read Alouds
Available for author events: Interactive Read Aloud with Q & A, My Author Journey, and Book Signing
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Zoom Book Birthday Launch
We couldn't celebrate in person so we went Zoom. New York, New Jersey and Florida were represented on the call.
April 1, 2020
A small part of the wonderful crowd that came out to kick off the launch of our debut book on April 6, 2019