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I Sit and Stay is a unique safety guide for all children and parents who enjoy the outdoors.  As families explore the natural beauty of America’s national parks, forests, and wilderness areas, they need to be prepared.  A child’s disappearance while camping or hiking is every parent’s greatest fear.  Leah Waarvik, a dedicated search-and-rescue professional, empowers children by showing them how to help themselves, and educates parents about a subject that most know little about.  I Sit and Stay uses real-life search-and-rescue dogs to teach the lessons that can save lives.  The cute and talented dogs, Emma and Koa, make being lost less scary.  They teach kids what special items to carry and how to use them to stay safe, and give kids tips to assure being found if they get lost.  Rescue professionals agree that these are the most important things to remember, and no other book offers this vital information.

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“I Sit and Stay, written for children, with essential and fun parental interaction, contains the absolute basics that all children should know to help themselves survive and to be found if they become lost in the wilderness.  Parents, you may rest easier knowing your child possesses the knowledge, basic equipment, and skills contained in this fun guide.  I can assure you that we in the search and rescue profession will.  I highly recommend this guide!"

Matt Scharper, California State Search and Rescue Coordinator-Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

“Parents, you need to share the information in this book with your children.  It could save their lives!Ron Seitz,

Chief-Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue & K9 Handler

A brilliant, insightful resource that all parents should share with their children.  The principles in I Sit and Stay can help all lost persons be found safe, making the great outdoors much more enjoyable for everyone!”

Eric Sheets, President CARDA & K9 Handler

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ISBN 978-0-9797702-4-1 • Book/Survival Kit • 40 pages • Full color • $19.95

ISBN 978-0-9797702-3-4 • Survival Kit • $9.95

For Bookstores: Available from Baker and Taylor and Partners West.

For Librarians:  The book alone is available from Quality Books, Follet and Milligan News.

ISBN 978-0-9797702-2-7 • Book • 40 pages • Full color • $9.95

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