Author Suzanne Kline has teamed up with Dulce Da Costa, LCSW a Florida-based family therapist, in launching her fifth children’s book, Gizmo 4 President!
This timely election-themed book supports social and emotional learning in children by encouraging them to use their voices to become leaders in their way.
Kline and Da Costa’s inspiration to create Gizmo 4 President! was born out of a mission to empower children to share their innovative ideas about recycling, compassion for sea life, and caring for our oceans.
They hope that America’s children will join paws with Gizmo’s leadership campaign and become models of change, leading grown-ups, and maybe even powerful politicians, to use social media responsibly by thinking before clicking, and to be change-makers for our world.
The Campaign Team
Canine Presidential Candidate
America is about to meet Gizmo, a fun-loving, surfing pup who teaches children how to use their imaginations to “Surf” life’s challenges and to bring awareness to coastal conservation.
Powered by a desire to clean up the oceans and save his sea buddies, Gizmo joins paws with his best pals in the canine presidential race. His mission is to inspire compassion and awareness for helping our marine life to smile again.
“Get on board, surf with me, let’s save the sea!”
Suzanne is a champion for volunteering with children’s reading and literacy programs, actively promotes pet therapy awareness and social, emotional learning initiatives.
Kline’s inspiration to co-author the newest book, Gizmo 4 President! was born out of a mission to empower children to share their innovative ideas to help the environment. The book encourages kids to use their voices to become leaders in their way.
She hopes that America’s children will join in Gizmo’s leadership campaign and become ambassadors for marine life conservation.
Suzanne, along with surfer pup Gizmo, is committed to expanding efforts in donating books to more schools in this crucial election year. She is giving her book royalties to support the Surf’s Up Gizmo Children’s Foundation, so every child can have the opportunity to discover the love of reading.
For more information about The Surfs Up Gizmo Children’s Foundation, Inc FL Registration # CH52078 visit www.sugcfoundation.org
"I hope that America's children will get on board with Gizmo's leadership campaign, inspiring grown-ups, and maybe even powerful politicians to be models of change and ambassadors for marine life!"
Suzanne Kline, Author
"We are thrilled to have Gizmo's newest adventure book be a powerful tool that educators and families can use to promote social and emotional learning, inside and outside the classroom. Children are encouraged to tap into their inner strength and wisdom to create compassionate ideas to save our seas."
Dulce Da Costa, LCSW
Dulce Da Costa
Dulce Da Costa, LCSW is a Florida-based family psychotherapist.
Dulce has over twenty years of clinical experience working with children, adults, and families in public and private practice settings. She was born in Portugal and has traveled, lived, and worked in several European countries. She enjoys working with diverse populations, different ethnicities, backgrounds, and lifestyles and is proficient in Portuguese and Spanish.
Dulce lives in Florida and most recently teamed up with children’s author, Suzanne Kline, and co-authored Gizmo, 4 President! The book is a fun adventure about Gizmo, the canine surfing presidential candidate!
Award winning cartoonist, Jim Hunt has been a professional illustrator for more than 30 years. His clients include Google, FOX Sports, Hershey’s, Eastman Kodak, NASCAR, and hundreds more.
Jim lives in Philadelphia, PA, with his wife and puppy, Sofia. So when he draws Gizmo, he has a furry little art director sitting right by his feet! To see more of Jim’s work, you can visit his cartoon studio at www.JimHunt.us
Director of Client Relations
Jennie graduated with a MA in Management and Leadership from Webster University. With over 20 years experience in sales and marketing, she has been instrumental in growing several start-up companies over the years.
Jennie’s volunteer endeavors include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, Junior Achievement Organization, Project Teach Manatee and Pinellas Counties and Future Business Leaders of America.
At home in Florida she enjoys teaching her two Biewer Terriers tricks, practicing Ashtanga yoga and cooking for friends.
2 Paws Up Studios, LLC. public relations contact:
Dulce Da Costa, publisher
2 Paws Up Studios, LLC
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Office: (561) 619-4024 | Mobile: (561) 676-7910
For fundraising contact Jennie Lucier at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Suzanne Kline and Linda Thompson talking about the book Surf's Up Gizmo! Link to full interview