American Humane Association, the first national humane organization, is teaming up with Todd Kessler, author of the innovative new children’s book “The Good Dog” and the co-creator of the wildly successful “Blue’s Clues” television program, for the Hero Dog Art Show.
Children of all ages are invited to submit drawings of their own hero dogs for a chance to have their drawings shown on the nationwide television broadcast of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel on October 30.
The deadline to submit art to be considered for the television broadcast of the Hero Dog Awards is September 1. All entries will be displayed online at www.herodogawards.org and on American Humane Association’s Facebook page.
“The Good Dog” follows the adventures of Tako, a puppy adopted by 8-year-old Ricky without his parents’ permission. Mom and Dad agree to let Tako stay under one condition: he must be a good dog and always follow the rules, or off to the pound he goes. More than anything, Tako wants to be good and stay with Ricky. But when the family opens a new bakery in town, a competing bakery owner sets out to secretly sabotage the Happy Family Bakery, and the only way Tako can protect Ricky and his family is to break the rules. Tako and Ricky’s family discover that sometimes you have to be a little bit bad to be very good.
Kessler is the co-creator and show runner of the highly successful children’s television series “Blue’s Clues.” As director of the pilot, he helped create an original storybook world unlike anything seen before on television. He completed over 150 episodes, which now air in over 30 countries around the world.