Read Out Loud BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: A PUPPY’S TALE
On Read Out Loud, author Portia Y. Clare reads her touching picture book, BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: A PUPPY’S TALE. It’s the true story of the special relationship between Portia and her childhood pet dachshund puppy Sandy who passed away following an illness. The story shows that when a beloved pet passes away, we can hold them in a special place in our hearts even if we chose to eventually get a new pet.
About the Book
Best Friends Forever: A Puppy’s Tale is a tender, heart-warming story about love, loss, and everlasting friendship. It is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers that will help them guide children through the real-life experience of owning, loving, and losing a beloved family pet, and finding the courage to share that love again.
About Portia Y. Clare
A graduate of Duke University and Regent University, she maintains her love of learning and earnestly desires to empower the children who have been entrusted to her care. Simply put, Portia teaches because she values children. Her love of children and family compels her to write stories that will help them recognize their importance, appreciate their value, and navigate through difficult life experiences. Creative writing has always brought her joy and writing children’s books has been her passion since childhood.
Portia is the only child of the late Randolph George Clare, Jr. and Jane Easterling Clare. She was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. Her family relocated to Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 2015, where she and her mother currently reside.