Moving to a new home — it’s serious stress for grown-ups and even more worrisome for kids and pets. To help prepare your little people for a big move, San Francisco animal lover Alice Howard Koesterich and award-winning illustrator Sara Kahn unleash a captivating children’s book about a dog, a move, and the world’s comfiest red chair – all through the eyes of a golden retriever. Pet lovers, children and parents will enjoy reading and relating to this recently released book.

Named in memory of her dog Opus who died of cancer in 2006, Koesterich dedicates 100% of the net profits of Opus and the Red Chair to benefit the not-for-profit Animal Cancer Foundation. With a mission to develop and support research that advances the prevention and treatment of cancer in people and pets, this wonderful children’s book is even easier to love.


The Scoop:

Learn more and sample a few pages of the book


Upcoming book signing and reading events

San Francisco 

Sunday, October 12th,  3 – 5:00 p.m. – Signing
Kiehl’s. 2360 Fillmore Street.

Friday, October 17th,  5 – 7:00 p.m. – Signing
Bella & Daisy’s. 1750 Union Street.

Saturday, October 18th, 11:00 a.m. –Signing and Reading
Books Inc. – Marina. 2251 Chestnut Street.

Thursday, October 23rd,  5:30 – 7:30 p m. – Signing
George. 2411 California Street.


Saturday, November 1st, 1 p.m. – Signing and Reading
Museum of Children’s Art Oakland (MOCHA), 538 Ninth Street.


Saturday, November 5th, 1 p.m. – Reading
Bay Area Discovery Musuem (BADM), Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road.