Four-Legged Friends in the Bark Park
Everyone can be bullied. Even dogs!
Max the dog is very smart, but Max has anxiety because he’s being bullied. It all started at the local dog park when Max was attending training classes. Other dogs bullied poor Max, but his friends Helen and Greg helped him get through it and put a stop to Max’s anxiety.
Children will learn from reading Four-Legged Friends in the Bark Park that being nervous has nothing to do with how smart someone is. Whether it’s dogs or humans, bullying is a bad thing.
It’s been said that “Strong people stand up for themselves. But the strongest people stand up for others.”
Lucy the Chicken and Her Friends
Lucy the Chicken sets out with a basket of apples to bring to her good friend, George, who lives on a lake far away. On the way to his house, Lucy meets some of her friends who all wish to bring something along and are anxious to see George once again.
But what else does Lucy encounter on her journey? Follow Lucy the Chicken and her Friends in this easy-to-read children’s tale that holds a very valuable lesson!
The Battle on the Kalinov-bridge
The Battle on the Kalinov-bridge retells an exciting Russian fairy tale as seen through the text and illustrations of Natalia G. Toreeva. However, she does not give a word-by-word translation of the tale.
“In this story I have tried to stay close to the original, but I have attempted to tell the story by my own words and meanings, and to a contemporary audience.”
Normally Russian fairy tales were not written specifically for children or adults, so everyone could find their own meaning. While children may be fascinated by the adventures of boys battling several-headed serpents, adults would consider the hidden meaning of the symbolic battle, interpreting it as a fight between good and evil.
In the end, all will learn an important lesson about friendship and loyalty, which should be given to each other and to your country. View the Press Release
Greg and the Sea Monster
Written and illustrated by Natalia G. Toreeva, the creative new children’s book Greg and the Sea Monster will delight your little ones with its thrilling watery adventures. Join Greg and his friends on their exciting journey as they learn an important lesson about loyalty and friendship that they will remember all their lives.
About the Author
Natalia G. Toreeva is an award-winning artist whose works are shown in museums in Chicago and Russia. She received her master’s degree in art and design in St. Petersburg, Russia, and her master’s in computer science from DePaul University, Chicago. The author is a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia, the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and the DuPage Writer’s Group in Illinois. She has illustrated novels, poetry, and children’s books, and has also contributed written works to a number of literary journals. Her books are in the collection of the State Museum “Tsarskoselskaya Collection” in St. Petersburg, Russia.