Carmen Tribbett

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Carmen Tribbett taught sixth grade, was a registered nurse and taught nursing skills at Riverland Community College. She lives in Austin, Minnesota, with the real “Monster Dog,” who continues to be an inspiration for her writing.
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Carmen & Tasse

The Monster Dog - Life's Lessons Learned

Tasse, a small Shih Tzu with a BIG attitude, has gotten herself into many troublesome situations. Much like a young child, she sometimes does not know how to solve these problems. She shares what she learned from her problems In The Monster Dog – Life’s Lessons Learned. The thirteen stories in the book will delight children. They will help parents and teachers guide children in being welcoming, the consequences of being sneaky, gaining attention the right way, and learning about forgiveness.

The Monster Dog - A  Small Dog with a Big Heart Learns About Alzheimer's Disease

‘Carmen wrote this heartfelt story about her husband Ken's journey with Alzheimer's disease, from the perspective of their beloved Shih Tzu puppy, Tasse. This is a story about love and resilience. I would highly recommend this book for children whose relationships are changing, because of the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. It is a great read for parents and children alike, and a way for them to start talking about this difficult subject.’ Suitable for young readers, ages 7 to 12 years.

The Monster Dog - A Small Dog with A Big Heart

THE MONSTER DOG is a happy and funny book with delightful pictures. It is written for young children and early readers. The "Monster Dog" is a small Shih Tzu with a big attitude. Demitasse considers herself a high-classed Shih Tzu and carries her treats to the dining room to eat them there. She even has her own sidewalk as she prances down the curb. The book is written in "first dog" and deals with love and forgiveness. Written for ages 3 to 7-years-old.

The Monster Dog - Tasse's Diary of Secrets

Secrets, secrets, secrets! So many of them! In the third book of The Monster Dog series, Tasse shares her private thoughts and stories with her best friend, ‘Dear Diary.’ Sometimes a little bit naughty, this slightly high-maintenance Shih Tzu spends her time and energy fooling her person, Carmen. “Ha, Ha, Ha,” she says, “I have fooled her again.” Written for ages 3 to 7-years-old.