Lady is left at a kennel for a week while her family is on vacation. She soon discovers that the other dogs won't let her play with them because she is a girl. Join lady as she tries to find her place in the kennel, until one day when she becomes a hero and saves the day.
Lady the Poodle is a story geared towards young children to help them understand that judging others based on their gender is wrong, and that no one should ever be bullied because of it.
Marissa Simoes is a Secondary Five student at Howard S Billings High School in the International Baccalaureate Programme. She is an author and illustrator of several children's books which all address the issue of bullying. Targeted at young children, she hopes that the books will help children understand that their words, as well as their actions, can have both negative and positive consequences on others. Dealing with racism, sexism, and classism, these books strive to help young children understand these often complex problems that everyone is familiar with.