The Max and Annie project began in 1999 with the publication of  Annie Loses Her Leg But Finds Her Way and Max's Wild Goose Chase. Annie's book was based on the true story of Annie and a struggle with cancer that took her front leg. This book marked the beginning of an amazing journey, not only for Annie and Max, but for author, Sandra Philipson.

South Bloomfield Elementary School-Bloomfield, OH
May 09, 2014

Walnut Elementary School-Ashville, OH
May 12, 2014

Ashville Elementary School-Ashville, OH
May 13, 2014

Avon Local School District - Avon, OH
May 16, 2014

Avon Local School District - Avon, OH
May 19, 2014



100_1534_4-1.jpgPenny, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,  is the latest dog to join the Philipson family and school visiting team. Penny was rescued from the streets of Indianapolis by Cavalier Rescue USA and adopted on December 17, 2012 by our family, Sandy, Elliot and Tak. Although we will never know her birthday, Penny is approximately 6 years old, and we know that she did not have a very good early life.  She probably never had a chance to play outside, take walks, and be loved like her brother, Tak.  In spite of this, Penny is the sweetest girl you could ever want to meet.  She is a bit shy at first, but loves children and grownups!  She did her first two school visits recently, and really shined! We named her Penny because it is lucky to find a penny on the street, and we know that Penny will now have a lucky life as a beloved family member, school visitor, and a future book character. She even has a pink stroller for wheeling around schools! Welcome to our family, Penny!


This spring a camera crew accompanied us on a school visit to Poland Elementary School in Poland, Ohio. Take a quick peek at author, Sandy Philipson, illustrator, Jenny Campbell, therapy dogs, Tak and Ollie and school principal, Mike Masucci, in action in this short video clip.

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