BC: All parts of this book are original. The pictures, text and storyline were all created by Rachel Grzenia
FC: One Big Move By Rachel Grzenia
1: Citori was an energetic dog who loved the free space and the cool country air. Her favorite thing was to frolic through the bushes and play hide and seek with her other woodland friends. One day her loving owner started to pack up his things, preparing Citori's bed in her crate. Citori knew something was going on.
2: Before Citori knew what was happening, she was put in her crate and placed in the car. As her owner drove out of the drive way Citori watched as her forest slowly disapeared. 'I hope your excited to move to the big city Citori' said Nick her owner. Citori did not know what the big city meant but she really hoped she would have room to run.
3: Luckily Citori was able to ride in the plane with Nick and was allowed to look out the window watching as the world under her changed from country to city as they slowly came to there spot of arrival.
5: Upon arriving at the airport Nick had to put Citori back in her crate and carry her through the airport to the subway station. Nick set her crate on the ground and sat on top watching for the train to come pick them up. Citori whined anxiously wanting so badly to go explore but Nick just patted the top of her crate and fed a treat though the bars.
6: Citori was immediately overwhelmed by the loud noise and huge buildings that enclosed the area which did not allow for much space to run.
9: Finally Nick and Citori arrived at their new house and Citori was struck by the smallness of the yard and not liking the smell that was the previous owners. 'Welcome to your new home.' Nick said as he patted Citori on the head.
10: Once inside, Citori wanted so badly to go back out and see what the yard was like. She hoped that she would find more woodland friends to play with but by the looks of it, that would not happen. Frustrated and busy unpacking, Nick opened the door and sent Citori outside and out of his way.
12: Upon walking outside Citori again noticed how small the yard was. She growled at the thought of not having room to run and went over to her dog house. Laying down she closed her eyes hoping to find some peace.
13: While Citori was laying in her dog house she looked up and noticed a hole in the fence. She wanted so badly to run, so she decided to go through the fence and see what lay on the other side.
14: Citori was immediately overwhelmed! All around her were huge buildings and people everywhere and before she knew it she was lost not knowing which way to turn. Citori was very nervous and wanted nothing more then to go back home. Finding a fire hydrant Citori simply laid down and hoped that she would be found.
16: Before long, Citori noticed that the sun was setting and whining she remand where she was slowly starting to give up hope of being found.
17: Then out of no where came a big yellow taxi and out ran Nick. Immediately Citori jumped to her feet and ran to her owner, so happy to see him. Nick hugged her and together they went back to their new home
18: From that day on Citori and Nick went on daily walks exploring the city so that she would hopefully never feel the need to go outside the fence again. Citori loved these walks because Nick often took her to the park where she was able to run and meet other dogs in the big city.
21: Citori met her best friend Skadi on one of her walks. Skadi was the dog next door and so Nick and Skadi's owner, Kylie left a hole in the fence so that Skadi and Citori could run between the two yards and play. Citori forever loved her move to the city after that.
22: A New Adventure Book: A Project for Children in the Hospital Activity: The child is to design a book with the help of the Child Life Specialist depicting there arrival and first few days in a new place (a.k.a. the Hospital). The Child should detail the sights, sounds, and how they felt about the move. The Child Life Specialist will help the child take pictures of the things they saw and other memories they wish to add to their story. The Child Life Specialist will then help the child put the pictures on a computer and set them up with an account for Mixbook. Once signed up the Child will work with family and the Child Life Specialist to illustrate their stay in the hospital and how they adjusted. If the child so wishes their parents can order the book so they forever have a souvenir.
23: Objective 1: Through the book the child should be able to explain the new setting and their feelings about the setting. Objective 2: The Child should illustrate at least one problem that they had upon entering the new setting. Objective 3: At the end the child should clearly demonstrate how they solved the problem. To be included in the book is people/items that helped them to overcome their problems. Goal: The major goal of this project is to help the child to work though a situation that might scare them or cause them some anxiety. It would also act as a memory book of their stay in the hospital, so that when they look back at it they see how the hospital does not have to be scary.