About the Author

Author Rob Kortus is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.


"We are happy to award deserving books like When Dog Pals Fly Across America," said Dawn Matheson, CEO, Mom's Choice Awards. "Our panel of judges really felt this special book merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using."  


A word from the author:


What's in it for you if you buy this book and write a review? With all of the negative stimulus out there in today's world, both kids and adults can use some positive outlets and simply having a parent read When Dog Pals Fly across America alongside their child will undoubtedly bring out a positive experience. Furthermore, if you were to gift this book to a child (take it even further, gift it to a kid you don't even know), with it comes "self-discovery" for the kid. Self-discovery is important for everyone and for a young kid means "finding a purpose in life." It will place or begin to direct a child on a positive journey all the while flying along in a helicopter with three smart dogs learning about cool places in the USA. 


What happens when you write a positive book review? It helps another person(s) decide to repeat the same thing you just did. Call it a domino effect with a positive impact on a child. You had an experience with the book, impressed upon a kid a positive learning experience with a $15 gesture. Discovery on a journey for a kid can be an intriguing and wonderful thing! Perhaps a long-lasting positive memory for a kid and parent. You don't have to do it just for my book, present any positive book to a kid. That's perhaps what's in it for you. 


Warmest regards,


Rob Kortus


Rob Kortus is a retired Coast Guard helicopter pilot and Advanced Master Dog Educator and Trainer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management. As a highly experienced helicopter pilot and dog trainer, Rob has created an educational and delightful children's book (55+ color illustrations) with his personal canine companions as the characters. 


In this colorful picture book, three intelligent dog pals (Sophie the Border Collie, Sulley the Chocolate Lab Mix, and Wallace the Border Collie) embark on a flight in their personal helicopter across America with stopovers in every state visiting cool and sometimes unique places! Sophie, Sulley, and Wallace skillfully impart education, while conveying the love of flight and making new and interesting friends along their journey. The crew discusses American geography thus encouraging readers to research deeper into what each state has to offer. The crew's narrative and art are mind and eye-catching especially for children. An educational, self-discovery filled journey suitable for all ages. This is a first book in a series of books where Sophie, Sulley, and Wallace will fly to every country in the world! Next flight takes the crew across Japan! 


Rob lives and works out of his home in Charlotte, NC with his three loving canines. If you reside in the Charlotte, NC and surrounding area and would like a book signing, contact Rob and the pups via this website where you can personally meet Rob, Sophie, Sulley, and Wallace! The book characters can't wait to meet you and take their photos with you! 

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