RJ Hasman & Perry the Poodle

About Bob

Bob was inspired to write a book for children by his sweet, smart, ever-curious, gentle and lovable family pet, Perry the Poodle.  Sharing the joy of knowing Perry through colorfully illustrated, easy-to-read stories which tell of Perry’s many unlikely adventures, set to the bouncy rhythms of rhyming, is sure to provide lots of fun for young children – and for those who love to read to them!

Following a long and successful career in Human Resources in the banking and legal services industries, Bob is now retired, living comfortably in northeast Ohio where he stays in close contact with family and friends.  He keeps busy with volunteer commitments, home improvements and remodeling, woodworking and other crafts, reading, hobbies such as collectibles and birdwatching, keeping active and fit with walks in the woods and playing sports, traveling, photography, working on legacy and other creative projects and, of course, writing for fun!

Perry and Bob photo from book cover

& Perry the Poodle

Perry the Poodle lives with his Dad (Bob), the author, and Mom (Jan) in Ohio.  He and his sister Lucy the Whippet enjoy taking walks in the park, rides in the car, going on vacations, playing fetch and taking naps.  Perry is as sweet as can be, but also smart, attentive, sensitive and devoted to his family.  He’s easy going, watchful and protective, too, barking at most anything that passes our family room window.  And, he’s unusually sociable, ready to party at the drop of a (birthday) hat.  Get a group of people together and he wants to be right in the mix, standing below all of us looking from person to person as he carefully listens in on any conversations.  All of these traits make him exceptionally well-suited for the serious role of Volunteer Companion Dog, where he provides comfort to elderly nursing home patients when they need it most.


Perry is nothing short of pure joy.
Perry goes to the park book cover

Perry Goes for a… Walk in the Park!

A quiet walk on a mid-summer’s day to see Mother Nature at her best turns into a noisy affair when Perry gets involved unexpectedly in the outcome of a local sporting event in which everyone ends up a winner!


Perry Goes to the Farm cover


Perry Goes to… the Farm!

A drive into the country on a beautiful fall day takes Perry and his Dad on a week-long visit to Grandma’s farm.  While there they help with many chores, but also take time to relax and enjoy the many aspects of quiet, rural living until one day an emergency prompts Perry to jump into action to save the day.


Perry Goes Camping cover


Perry Goes… Camping!

Camping is a lotta fun for Perry and his Dad as they travel to the mountains to spend a few nights in the great outdoors.  While there the boys enjoy the beauty of nature, but also encounter some challenges and unexpected situations which test their skills and courage.


Perry Goes to Hollywood book cover


Perry Goes to... Hollywood!

In this adventure, Perry's life takes an unlikely turn when he is selected to perform in a local theater production where his critically acclaimed performance gets him noticed by Hollywood producers.  He travels to the west coast where his sudden fame and stardom lead him to awards, bravery - and romance!


Perry Goes to the County Fair cover


Perry Goes to... the County Fair!

An otherwise fun day at the County Fair takes some unexpected twists and turns which evolve into a “whodunit” mystery. Some smart detective work by a dogged poodle, and an unexpected friendship, breaks the case wide open.

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