Diane Rose-Solomon and JJ: Teaching Children About Compassion

Lisa Smith-Putnam on Pet Life Radio

Today on Your Pets My Dogs our host Lisa Smith-Putnam welcomes award winning author of children’s book Diane Rose-Solomon. Lisa and Diane immediately bond and have a delightful conversation as Diane speaks about helping pet loving families teach their children compassion, patience, consistency, kindness, responsibility and unconditional love through her wonderful books- JJ The American Street Dog and JJ Goes To Puppy Class.

In JJ The American Street Dog, we enjoy watching six-year-old Maya and her family, learn about animal rescue as a result of adopting a dog found on the street. Maya and her family learn that adopting a rescue pet is a win-win for all!  JJ The American Street Dog is an exciting and uplifting, beautifully illustrated story that teaches people about compassion, animal homelessness and basic care. Tune into today and hear Lisa as a animal lover and lover of children have a fun heart to heart conversation with Diane. We promise you a heartfelt experience and you too will find yourself saying Awwwww, we love it!


Diane Rose-Solomon is a Certified Humane Education Specialist, and the award winning author of children’s book JJ The American Street Dog and How He Came to Live in Our House, and the sequel JJ Goes to Puppy Class. Using her books as a tool, Diane helps parents and educators teach children about compassion and speaks to school children about responsibility, kindness, bonding and unconditional love- some of the prevalent themes in the books.