Hi, I'm Jake. Yes, I'm a dog, but I'm definitely not ordinary! I'd like to be your friend and help you whenever you need me. I can give you advice about anything that's bothering you, because I have a special gift: I can talk to children. My special job is to teach kids about all sorts of things and help them stay safe until they're grown.
When you read my book, you'll see how I've already helped some of my friends understand things like getting sick, looking different from other kids, and adoption. But we've also talked about serious problems they couldn't speak to anyone else about. You can trust me with your deepest secrets.
Sometimes it's hard to talk about what's happening in your life, especially when you've been told not to. If something or someone is hurting you deep inside where no one else can see it, please don't keep quiet. Talk to an adult or talk to me, but just talk. Never stop talking.