I am excited to share today's book. Published by Deborah Hall and Donna Vaquer, both trainers of assistance dogs, not only is it a wonderful story, it's part of a lovely, child-friendly series about the many ways dogs help people. A related website, Dogs On Call, has pictures and information about all the dogs featured in the stories as well as many others. The books are all available from Bunny Bud Books - please visit! Deborah is very nice :)
Written By: Deborah J. Hall
Photographs By: "many generous contributors"
Published By: Bunny Bud Books, Non-Fiction
Suitable For Ages: 4-10
Themes/Topics: therapy animals, special needs, friendship
Opening: "Tasha is a beautiful German Shepherd. She has very big ears."
Brief Synopsis: Tasha learns to be an assistance dog and then longs to find a person she can help.
Links To Resources: From the Bunny Bud website: BunnyBud Books is offering various coordinating items such as coloring booklets, activity pages, bookmarks, vinyl stickers, various word puzzles, t-shirts, and special packages designed to help you start your own Rainbow Reading Buddies Book Club (posters, display 'dogs', etc.). PleaseContact Us for information about these fun additions.
Why I Like This Book: This is a very down-to-earth, easy-to-understand story about how dogs are trained to help people and what a difference they can make in the life of someone who needs assistance. Numerous photographs show readers the kinds of things dogs can learn to do, and then how a dog and a person (in this case a young girl with cerebral palsy) learn to work together. But it's not just about the practicality - the story is also heart-warming as it shows the deep bond that develops between child and dog. The clear, straightforward text and the lovely photographs are very accessible to young readers and will introduce them to the concept of assistance dogs in a very child-friendly way.
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Even though I am still waiting for the Can't Sleep Without Sheep e-book to actually really and truly be available, I am very excited about voting for a jingle winner on Monday! I hope you will all tune in (ah, I'm such a punster :))
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