A Dog at the Zoo? - A Real Life Silver Lining Story

Created by Sarah Kathryn Frey

In this heartwarming story, you can see the zoo in an entirely new way—through the eyes of a dog. Will Alice Eloise make unlikely friends, from lions, to tigers, to bears? Oh my, it's sure to be quite the adventure! Readers will follow along as Alice Eloise encounters a number of people, all of them in need of a reason to smile—so she steps in and becomes a silver lining for them. This book holds beautiful animal illustrations kids will love, paired with a one-of-a-kind story of sweet friendships between a dog and everybody she meets - regardless of species! Follow Alice Eloise on her mission to spread joy everywhere her paws take her.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Just a Quick Update . . .
8 months ago – Tue, Nov 21, 2023 at 05:32:03 PM

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A Dog at the Zoo? IS FINALLY HERE!!!
9 months ago – Sun, Nov 05, 2023 at 05:15:30 PM

Hello friends! I am so delighted to share that at long last A Dog at the Zoo? IS HERE!!! The book is truly beautiful. I never thought that Alice Eloise wouldn’t be by my side to celebrate with me. But it is so comforting for me to know that she continues to bring smiles to people all over the world through her stories. Thank you so much to all of you for your support . . . You are a part of my sweet Alice Eloise’s legacy. I am excited for you to finally read this precious new story for yourselves!

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Thank you all again for your support!

With love and Doodle kisses 🐶💋

Sarah Kate, Angel Alice Eloise, and Adaleigh Jane

So Much News
9 months ago – Mon, Oct 16, 2023 at 11:00:29 AM

Hello, dear backers!

Oh, where to begin? So much news. Well, for starters, the books have indeed arrived! I wish I could wholeheartedly celebrate this with you, but unfortunately the printer experienced major quality issues, and our books have defective foil on a large percentage of the covers, necessitating a reprint. We are currently working with the printer to arrange for them to pick up the defective books, as well as to engage a high level of quality control on the reprint.

As disappointing as this is for me, my number one feeling is that I feel so sorry to delay order fulfillment for our Kickstarter backers. You have been so very patient as we work to make this book the best it can possibly be. I appreciate that more than you can realize. The printer says that worst case scenario we will receive books in early November. Whenever they arrive, we will be working hard to make deliveries quickly so that you can finally read this story that is so close to my heart. The good news is that the books that don’t have issues are absolutely stunning! I know you will love them!

In other news, I have a new family member. Meet Adaleigh Jane!

I do believe that Addie is heaven sent. Perhaps a certain red Double Doodle asked God to send her my way? I miss my sweet Alice Eloise so very much. Nothing is more healing than puppy love . . . and this pup has a lot of love to give. From her floppy red ears to her waggly white-tipped tail, she has me entirely smitten!

Thank you, again, so very much for your patience.

With love and Doodle kisses 🐶💋 -

Sarah Kate and Angel Alice Eloise (and now baby Adaleigh Jane, too)

Sweet Alice Eloise - The Love of My Life
11 months ago – Sat, Sep 02, 2023 at 05:41:37 PM

Alice Eloise—my best friend, my favorite silver lining, my loviest pup—has gone to heaven. I don’t have words . . . I miss her so very, very much. She was always right there by my side. As my service dog, she took such good care of me. Even while she was sick these past 5 months, although it was my turn to take care of her, she was still looking out for me. No matter how she felt, she was ever attentive, aiming to please and giving countless Eskimo kisses. Thank you to everybody who loves my sweet, silly puppy dog. It means the world to me that Alice Eloise is so loved, and that she has friends all over the world. She was truly a friend to all. My forever best friend has quite a legacy; I know she will always be remembered. And I will always tell her stories. You are the love of my life, Sweet Alice Eloise!

12 months ago – Mon, Aug 07, 2023 at 09:37:39 AM

Hello, friends! We wanted to stop by with a quick update for you. We are excited to share that A Dog at the Zoo? has officially gone to print! And the printer says we should have books in just a few weeks! You may recall that we experienced an unexpected delay when our printer shut down to commercial projects for a few months. That said, my illustrator and I have taken that extra time to polish this book to be the very best it can be. Thank you, truly, for your support and patience. After working on this book for over two years, we are so looking forward to sharing it with you very soon!

With lots of love and oodles of Doodle kisses 🐶💋

Sarah Kate and Alice Eloise