Our kids are still learning how to navigate the world— and sometimes, those lessons can be painful. We know that they will always be unique individuals with their own unique set of circumstances and challenges. But we also know that sometimes, the only way out is through.

Therefore, as parents, teachers, and guardians, we have to teach them the power of holding on to hope despite scary experiences. When we raise them to be optimistic and resilient individuals, they will be empowered to create a world that is full of wonders and possibilities.

And so, one of our neighbors is here to share the newest installment in The Hope And Inspiration Series, Raising Don: The True Story Of A Spunky Baby Tapir. This book introduces us to another animal friend from the San Diego Zoo: Don. Don is a brave little guy who overcomes every challenge with a smile on his face and a spring in his step. Don’s story is a reminder that we all have the potential to thrive, no matter how tough the going gets. 


Award-winning children’s author and the Director of Corporate Publishing for The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Georgeanne Irvine joins our John Masiulionis for Episode #162 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to discuss how we can find opportunities to thrive despite adversities, what we can do in behalf of wildlife, and Georgeanne’s two upcoming books featuring the tales of a sloth and a koala that will bring warmth to our spring and fall. 


We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support  Georgeanne by purchasing your copy of Raising Don: The True Story Of A Spunky Baby Tapir, and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones: https://bit.ly/3UJCXcC 📖 

We also invite you to tune in to Georgeanne’s previous trolley stops on The  Children’s Books Spotlight Series: 

🐯Episode 112: Saving Moka: The True Tale of a Rescued Tiger Cub: https://bit.ly/3XaGClQ 

🐵Episode 66: Mosi Musa: A True Tale About a Baby monkey Raised by His Grandma: https://bit.ly/3wYvpaX 

🐕🐆Episode 42: Ruxxa & Raina: A Cheetah and Dog’s Story of Friendship and Miracles: https://bit.ly/32hMbU5 


🖥️ Stay connected with Georgeanne online and on social media:

 👨‍👦👨🏿‍👦🏿 Facebook:  https://bit.ly/3WWUQGO 

👨‍👦👨🏿‍👦🏿 Twitter: https://bit.ly/3UyLlfr  

👨‍👦👨🏿‍👦🏿 Instagram: https://bit.ly/3THmqoM  

👨‍👦👨🏿‍👦🏿 LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3GhDVJ0



Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #162: Georgeanne Irvine | Raising Don: The True Story Of A Spunky Baby Tapir