Meet The Characters
Each of these characters has adapted and developed special skills, their “superpowers,” that allow them to uplift and encourage others
to be the best they can be!
The wise and friendly doctor.
Doctor Owlkin's trusted nurse and friend - "a fish out of water."
A Bloodhound who was born with extraordinarily long and useful ears.
A tiny cat who has a BIG personality and smarts!
A lop-eared rabbit with only one eye who sees the world in a unique way.
A Golden Retriever who was born with a missing forearm but doesn’t let that stop her from being a hero.
The Team goes out into the community to help those animals with differences, special needs or disabilities. Each book addresses a new “difference” to teach children why that character is special, and that we are all “different and unique”
in some way.
Edna the Eagle – She has Leukemia and becomes bald from chemotherapy. All her bald-eagle friends shave their heads to truly become bald eagles as a sign of unity and support. The H.O.M.E. Team teaches her how her experience can help other animals who are going through the same experience. She goes to hospitals to assure other animals going through chemo that being bald is a sign of strength.
Buddy Bear – a grizzly bear - His face and arm are burned from pulling other animals out of a forest fire. The H.O.M.E. Team helps him come to love the way he looks because it is a symbol of his courage.
Freddy Frog – a frog that is paraplegic. The H.O.M.E. Team builds him a wheelchair with springs so he can hop from one lily pad to the other like the other frogs.
Betty Beaver – has very small teeth. The H.O.M.E. Team motivates her to become an engineer. She becomes the head engineer for building dams in Hopeville.
Cecil Snake – has a lisp, but goes to TasteMasters and overcomes his speech impediment to give the valedictorian speech for Rattler High.
Phyllis the Filly – a horse with autism. She is very withdrawn and is afraid of crowds. She gets the courage from Dr. Owlkin to learn to run and finds that she loves it. She goes on to win horse racing competitions.
Pica – a bull with an eating disorder. The H.O.M.E. Team teaches him to love himself just the way he is and why nutrition is so important.
Lulu – the Labradoodle. She has a Golden Labrador for a father and a French Poodle mother. She is picked on for being a mixed breed, BUT Labradoodles become their OWN NEW breed and she “is the first, but not the last” to be named “Best in Show!”
Ronny – the Roadrunner with asthma. The H.O.M.E. Team gets him an inhaler and teaches him how to monitor his asthma so he can run and play with the others.