Please Don't Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit

Michelle Lander Feinberg

Book Cover

GENRE

CHILDREN'S

    Core Theme

    COOPER IS A LOVABLE RESCUE DOG UNABLE TO LET DIFFERENCES SPOIL THE FRIENDSHIP HE IS WILLING TO BUILD WITH JACK THE RABBIT

    TIME PERIOD

    Contemporary

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    BEETHOVEN.

    CHARACTER LIST

    COOPER. RESCUE DOG. HUGE, LOVING, ADVENTUROUS, FUN.

    JACK. RABBIT. FUN, FAST, FURRY, ADVENTUROUS, CUTE.

    UNCLE STEPHEN. PROTECTIVE, TENDERHEARTED.

    Logline

    Dogs are people too! At least, this is what Cooper the rescue dog believes. He also understands that friendship is based on connection and shared interests, and not on what we look like. This funny picture book that will inspire conversations about diversity, friendship, and pet adoption.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 6 and under

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    Anywhere

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: with a Publisher

    Publisher: SDP Publishing

    Year Published: 2021 (will be published Sept 10th, now available for preorder)

    Starting Description

    Cooper the rescue dog makes a daring escape from his yard. When he returns home with his new friend, Jack the rabbit, the fun is just getting started. Cooper's family and friends share in the fun while watching how the big-hearted mutt befriends someone who is completely different.

    Ending Description

    Cooper, Jack, and their family and friends come together for both the tough times and the happy times.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    Yes

    ISBN

    978-1-7361990-3-9

    Mature Audience Themes

    Information not completed

    Plot - Other Elements

    Meaningful Message

    Plot - Premise

    Other

    Main Character Details

    Name: Cooper (the rescue dog)

    Age: 2 years old

    Gender: Male

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Funny

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Jack (the rabbit)

    Age: 2

    Gender: Male

    Role: Sidekick

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Engaging,Gracious,Funny

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Uncle Stephen

    Age: 50s

    Gender: Male

    Role: emotional

    Key Traits: Badass,Charming,Confident,Masculine

    Additional Character Details

    The author has not yet written this

    Development Pitch

    The award-winning Cooper the Dog book series introduces young readers to the energetic, captivating world of an oversized, lovable rescue dog and his adoptive family. Cooper makes new friends, travels the world, and learns that dogs and humans make all kinds of sounds and smells. Cooper's larger-than-life personality is a great fit for a children's television series that would be a treat for kids, caregivers, parents, and dog lovers everywhere.

    Genre

    COMEDY

    Brief

    Cooper is a lovable rescue dog who escapes Uncle Stephen's yard to run after Jack the rabbit. After they run away and make a mess around town, Cooper is back to the house with his new furry friend. They adopt Jack and both form an unlikely pair of best friends.

    Overall Rating

    GOOD

    Point of View

    THIRD PERSON

    Narrative Elements

    Authors Writing Style: GOOD

    Characterization: GOOD

    Commerciality: GOOD

    Franchise Potential: GOOD

    Pace: GOOD

    Premise: EXCELLENT

    Structure: GOOD

    Theme: GOOD

    Accuracy of Book Profile

    Book profile reflects book accurately.

    Draw of Story

    Cooper the dog is a very charismatic character, as he is big, energetic, loving and adventurous.

    Possible Drawbacks

    Nothing made me want to put the book down, reading is easy and engaging.

    Use of Special Effects

    THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Primary Hook of Story

    I would watch this movie for its heartwarming narrative and characters.

    Fanbase Potential

    It could have a large fanbase if adapted because of the protagonist, Cooper, a charismatic rescue dog.

    Awards Potential

    It could have awards potential if nicely adapted because story development may be prolific; great art direction and effects are also needed in order to film pets.

    Envisioned Budget

    MEDIUM BUDGET

    Similar Films/TV Series

    BEETHOVEN.

    What’s New About the Story

    The original thing about this story is the deeper meaning behind an apparent superficial narrative. A friendship between a dog and a rabbit brings along important themes such as diversity, acceptance of differences, bullying, etc.

    Lead Characters

    Cooper is a cool rescue dog who is apparently threatening but has a heart as big as himself. He chases Jack and even though he could be menacing to the rabbit, all he wants is to be friends with the bunny.

    Uniqueness of Story

    It could be improved in terms of story arc and narrative development; as per adding more narratives involving Cooper and Jack's adventures and consolidate the two as an inseparable pair. This could bring a second level to the story, which would allow the narrative to stand out.

    Possible Formats

    Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Network, Cable, Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming

    Analyst Recommendation

    CONSIDER

    Justification

    It is a heartwarming and engaging story for children with a deeper meaning and characters are engaging, however story arc requires deeper development in order to stand out.

    Brief

    Cooper is a lovable rescue dog who escapes Uncle Stephen's yard to run after Jack the rabbit. They become best friends and Jack lives a fun and happy life with Cooper and his family.

    What We Liked

    This is a heartwarming story about a big and loving dog who doesn't see differences when it comes to friendship. It is a passage that will entertain children as it engages them in a deeper conversation about diversity and also pet adoption.

    Film: It would be a great adaptation for film because Cooper is a loving and ultra charismatic character able to entertain and captivate children.

    TV: It would be a great adaptation for TV because episodes can be developed in the format of this short story, in which candid characters have lots of fun while engaging in more profound themes.

    Key points: Lovely pets; fun narrative; cute passages; deep themes; engaging characters.

    Synopsis

    Cooper is a loving rescue dog who loves to run after bunnies. One day, he escapes Uncle Stephen's yard to run after Jack, the rabbit.

    The chase makes a mess around town, but their friendship begins when Jack realizes he doesn't need to fear the big dog.

    Cooper comes back to the his house with his new furry friend, Jack, who had nowhere to go.

    The family accepts Cooper's plea to adopt the rabbit and they become an unlikely pair of best friends.

    In spite of the differences, both have a lot in common, especially their fun and adventurous personalities. They like to play, explore and have fun. They even form a band, and also share their feelings, teaching children that accepting the differences makes life much richer.

    About The Author

    Michelle Lander Feinberg is an attorney and mother of five. With a strong love of animals, she is a strong supporter of animal welfare organisations and has rescued three dogs (so far) and a mouse. She has donated a kidney and walked on fire, and now her mission is to write children's books to help spread the word about pet adoption, kindness to animals, diversity, and true friendship. She is the author of Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog, the first of the three-book series, which was published in November 2020 by SDP Publishing. It is a Gold Award Recipient by Mom’s Choice Awards®, has received Five Star Ratings from Reader’s Favorite and LitPick, and has been Story Monsters Approved in three categories. Kirkus Reviews has described the book as “An engaging, lighthearted tale of a beloved canine.”