Dogs in Books
This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne follows Bella who just wanted to take her dog for a walk. While she is crossing the pages she gets to the other side, but her dog disappears into the the middle! She pulls on the leash, but it doesn't budge. She enlists the help of friends, ambulances and even police cars, but they all get sucked into the middle of the book. Will Bella be able to rescue her dog? The reader really needs to shake things up in order to come to Bella's aid!
Is There a Dog in this Book? by Viviane Schwartz has three very nervous cats asking our titular question. They can smell something different and someone has drank all of their milk! By lifting flaps and having a conversation with the cats the reader is the main focus in this line of K9 questioning.
Dogs and Friends
Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats by Laura Vaccaro Seeger stars are best friends on three silly adventures during the Halloween season. Between picking out costumes, trick or treating, and an interaction with a ghost the reader will just have to giggle with the cute pair.
Just Right for Two by Tracey Corderoy and Rosalind Beardshaw explores how the people (or animals) in your life are way more important than any material thing. Dog has a suitcase where he keeps all of his most important belongings: a pine cone, a rock, a feather and more. One night he goes to sleep and when he wakes up Mouse is sleeping on his suitcase with him. Mouse asks if he can see inside the suitcase and then after he will leave Dog alone. Once their day together is done Dog realizes he is missing something. After a bit of exploration that something turns out to be Mouse. The final image of the two cuddled on top of the suitcase is just too cute to deny!
Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and his Service Dog by Fmr. Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan tells of the daily life between Montalavan and his service dog Tuesday through photographs in their home of New York City. Being a soldier who has come back from war Montalavan suffers from flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety and other disabilities. With the help of Tuesday, his constant companion, he performs daily tasks and lives his life without worry. The fantastic photos portray the incredible bond of the veteran and his service dog as they support each other every day. Their relationship is incredibly moving and Tuesday is such a wonderful pup.
*Speaking of dogs with jobs I just have to include this photo of Daisy the Great Dane therapy dog who recently made a visit to the Hampton Bays Library for their holiday party.
What a sweet lady!
Happy 2015 everyone! I can't wait to see what amazing stories about delightful dogs will make it into my dog pile this year!