By Kip Ullrich Fechner and Janis Ullrich Dillon
For many families, more time at home means more time with their beloved pets. Kip Ullrich Fechner says she wrote this book for children, primarily toddlers and kids up to age 5, to help them understand how to treat animals kindly. The first-time author was inspired to provide this resource for families after watching her 15-month-old granddaughter interact with dogs.
Fechner lives in Ballwin and is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. For the last 20 years, she worked as an administrative assistant for her family’s printing company, Advertisers Printing. Dillon, Fechner’s sister, created the book’s watercolor illustrations. Dillon is a Webster Groves resident and a retired teacher who taught for 25 years in Clayton Public Schools.