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Hi, my name is Vicki¬†Tashman and I’m inspired by nature and the unconditional love of pets. I love Historical Fiction and want to teach children about famous people through the eyes of their pet. My first book, “Buzzy and Thomas Move into the President’s House,” is about Thomas Jefferson and his dog, Buzzy moving into the White House. It’s available on Amazon in paperback and ebook. I’m a Los Angeles native and live with my husband and 2 golden retrievers, Ricky and Georgia in IMG_3335beautiful Southern California. I’d love to hear from you! You can send me a note below.



  • Kathy Hakim says:

    Congratulations Vicki! Can’t wait to hear and read more about your books!

  • James A. Cox says:

    Dear Vicki Tashman:

    I’m very pleased to announce that the March 2017 issue of our online book review magazine “Children’s Bookwatch” features a review of “Buzzy and Thomas Move Into the President’s House”.

    Here is the review:

    Children’s Bookwatch: March 2017
    James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
    Diane Donovan, Editor
    Midwest Book Review
    278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575


    Reviewer’s Choice

    Buzzy and Thomas Move Into the President’s House
    Vicki Tashman, author
    Fatima Stamato, illustrator
    Historical Tails
    9780997209402 $6.99 https://www.historicaltails.com

    Cheerfully illustrated in full color, “Buzzy and Thomas Move Into the President’s House” is a delightful account of the historically documented move of President Thomas Jefferson into the President’s house, accompanied by his dog, Buzzy, and his mockingbird pet, Dickie. Written from the point of view of Buzzy, a longhair white Briard dog from France, “Buzzy and Thomas Move into the President’s House” is an award winning text at reading level ages 4-8, K- 3rd grade. Awarded five stars by Readers’ Favorite, “Buzzy and Thomas Move Into the President’s House” presents details from Buzzy’s life at Monticello and Buzzy’s projected thoughts about the projected move. The detailed illustrations in American primitive style, show many fine embellishments authentic to the period of Thomas Jefferson (1801). Children will identify with Buzzy’s concerns about her strange new home, and they will delight in the whistling calls of Dickie. Carefully researched details are incorporated into a historical biography work of famous pets of a famous historical figure, in this first title of a series, Historical Tails. Additional fun facts and figures plus some coloring pages of Buzzy and Dickie are available at https://www.historicaltails.com/free-coloring-download-page.

    You have complete permission to utilize the review in any manner you deem useful for marketing and promotion.

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