The Woodlands Children’s Museum welcomes author and dog lover Andrea Bauer for a special reading event

By: Sean K. Thompson
| Published 02/14/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Children’s Museum recently welcomed children’s author Andrea Bauer, who visited the local family favorite to read from her book Tino Valentino: The Tale of a Puppy Dog with No Tail and to sign copies of the book and to meet with her young fans.

Woodlands Online met with Ms. Bauer to ask her about the book and her life as an author.

“I’m so honored and excited to be able to read my book,” she said. “It’s a true story about how I rescued my dog and what's entailed in taking care of a dog. It teaches children a couple of things. First, responsibility, and second, that nobody is perfect and everyone is lovable just the way they are.”

Bauer’s adult daughter helped her with the storyline for the book, emphasizing the book’s family-based, true-to-life history.

“I thought about turning the story of my life with Tino into a book for a long time. Tino was such a special dog up until the time he crossed the rainbow bridge to doggie heaven last August when he was 16 years old. I knew that his story had to live on. He loved to sing, he loved to eat healthy – even salads – and I wanted to share those tales. There are so many dogs – and cats – that need loving homes.”

Appearances and readings are important to Bauer, and she was grateful to the Children’s Museum for opening their doors to her. “I really wanted to share with the kids and inspire them to love dogs and hopefully one day, when they’re older, rescue a dog themselves.” she said.

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