Testimonials/Partnerships 2017-09-26T23:38:19+00:00


“It was wonderful to have Lisa read her book to the children! The story gave many examples of how we can be kind, respectful, compassionate, and loving to all our furry friends. Our children went home eagerly sharing what they learned and our parents were grateful for the valuable lessons demonstrated in the story.”

Kristin Marie Kintanar, Primary Head Teacher, LePort Schools, Irvine Orchard Hills

“Love Me Gently is a perfect idea and perfect presentation.”

Kelly Ingram, Teacher

“The children love the book. It so lovingly demonstrates how to care for a dog and teaches empathy.”

Pam Gaber, CEO and Founder, Gabriel's Angels

“We are retired kindergarten teachers turned children’s bookstore owners. We don’t accept many new books, but Love Me Gently is so well written with its kind messages and sweet illustrations. Our customers love it!”

Island Tales Children's Book Store, Balboa Island, CA

“Love Me Gently is exactly what every parent should share with their children. It is a fun yet very important book that teaches compassion which is critical to helping animals and children! Children who are taught how to love a pet have a better chance to understand their own emotions as well as those of their pet. These pets are loved more and less likely to end up harmed or back in our nation’s shelters.

Love Me Gently gives us tools to share with our children to make the world a better place for both animals and humans. Please share it with everyone you know!”

Robert Cabral, Bound Angels / Founder - Executive Director

“I recommend Lisa Wiehebrink and her wonderful book, LOVE ME GENTLY, as well as her special Yellow Heart HUMANe Education program to schools everywhere!  Lisa has taken the world of the child and placed in a sphere of respect and caring.  After experiencing Ms. Wiehebrink’s book and program, children emerge with the superhero power of a kind heart applied to their every day experiences.”

Cheryll Ruszat, Executive Director Montessori Schools of Irvine

“Thank you so much for the beautiful book! The kids loved it and they absolutely love the illustrations”

Nekane Erro, Parent

“Many, many thanks for the wonderful books for our Shelter Buddy Reading Program!! We LOVE ‘Love Me Gently’!! We are certain that the children reading these books to our homeless animals will be given a real gift in the process…the beautiful messages of respect and responsibility to all living creatures. I love the values you instill in this beautiful story of patience and love between Cooper and Henry.”

Sue Gassner, Director of Education, Humane Society of Missouri

“Highly useful for the kids. Thanks for helping us keep our perspectives as adults too..”

David Price, Parent

In addition to the countless number of children across the country positively impacted by Love Me Gently and Gray Whiskers, check out this growing list of schools and organizations putting the books to great use!

  • Wallace Annenberg PetSpace-Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles Public Library System
  • PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) reviewed and approved as one of the best books for kids who love animals.
  • Latham Foundation reviewed and approved as an “excellent” humane education resource.
  • Bryant Ranch Elementary School-Yorba Linda, CA
  • Travis Ranch Elementary School-Yorba Linda, CA
  • Hillsborough Private School-Anaheim Hills, CA
  • University Montessori School-Irvine, CA
  • Village Montessori School-Irvine, CA
  • Westpark Montessori School-Irvine, CA
  • Northwood Montessori School-Irvine, CA
  • Humane Society of Missouri, MO
  • Gabriel’s Angels-Phoenix, AZ
  • LePort Schools-Irvine, CA
  • Bark Avenue Foundation-Los Angeles, CA
  • Mariners Christian School-Newport Beach, CA
  • Hawthorne Elementary IB World School-Ontario, CA
  • Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
  • Cliffdale Elementary School, SC
  • Boys & Girls Club of San Gabriel Valley, CA
  • Canyon Charter School-Los Angeles, CA
  • Child Development Consortium of Los Angeles – USC
  • Chinatown Children’s Center-Los Angeles, CA
  • Garza Primary School-Los Angeles, CA
  • Huntington Drive Elementary School-Los Angeles, CA
  • Westwood Charter School-Los Angeles, CA
  • Woodland Elementary-Costa Mesa, CA
  • Storymakery-Irvine, CA
  • Melrose Elementary-Placentia, CA
  • Bathgate Elementary School-Mission Viejo, CA
  • Irvine Animal Care Center-Irvine, CA
  • Chatsworth Elementary-Larchmont, NY
  • Village Montessori-Miami, FL
  • Festival of Children-Orange County, CA