Irene Dolnick lives in El Paso, Texas with her husband, daughter, and her four mischievous Beagles. She loves to travel, try new restaurants, and watch classic movies. With a Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy, she works as a substitute teacher for all grade levels. Seeing that a lot of the students struggled to read, pronounce high frequency words and divide words into syllables she became inspired to write. With the help of her four beagle’s antics, she developed the desire to share some of their adventures in a children's book. This idea incorporated the beginning reading process with an introduction or review of high frequency words, phonograms, whole words, and pronunciation all molded into a story line for beginning and struggling readers.
Title: Kurt Gert, Jazmine, And Bagel
Author: Irene Dolnick
Publisher: Outskirts Press Inc
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Synopsis: Brrr! Jazmine is feeling cold, hungry, and lonely-and when she passes a picture window and sees her two friends, Kurt and Gert, in the warm, cozy house, she also feels a bit jealous! But this little dog will soon meet a handsome black and brown beagle named Bagel, who knows what it's like to be alone. Join Jazmine and Bagel as they form new friendships and embark on new adventures together! It's a story that will delight children of all ages and remind us of the importance of friends and having fun.