Lynda Moss and her Bernese Mountain Dog, China Berry, read An Open Heart is written by Barry J. Schieber and illustrated by Hedvig Rappe-Flowers.The book is based stories about Barry’s loyal companion Moritz, a Bernese Mountain dog who won the hearts of children and adults in Montana.
China Berry was trained as a puppy at Prison Paws for Humanity at the Montana Women’s Prison and recently passed the therapy animal program offered by the Intermountain Therapy Animals program in Bozeman. As a therapy team, Lynda and China will be visiting healthcare facilities, libaries and schools in Montana.
After the reading, Lynda and China gave away free copies of books by Barry J, Schieber to kids and their familites attending the program. This House of Books also gave away some small items, such as buttons and posters.