To Serve and Protect

To Serve and Protect is a charming picture book written by Leslea Wahl and beautifully illustrated by Amy Klein. Siena is a faithful dog who starts each day by waking up a tired mom at 6:00 a.m. She then goes through her days watching over her family throughout the seasons of the year, protecting them from important “threats” such as flying laundry, the mailman, cats and squirrels, and a snowman. Siena helps her family by finding lost balls, providing comfort when a little girl falls off a swing, and cleaning up the food when food falls.

When the father of the family returns home after his tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Siena can rest peacefully, knowing that she faithfully served and watched over her family. Anyone who loves a dog or who has a family member serving our country will love this sweet tale.

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at