Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Published: 2016 by Peachtree
Level: Early Years (R-2)
Madeline Finn, like some children does not like to read despite the efforts of her teacher and her mum. Sometimes she just can’t figure out the words, the sentences get stuck in her mouth and sometimes people giggle when she makes a mistake. That is until she meets Bonnie. A lovely story based on the story of a reluctant reader and the real-life use of therapy dogs who are patient, quiet listeners without judgement. The attractive illustrations support the story and are in pencil, watercolour and digital colouring. The sale of the books supports the work of the ‘Read2dogs’ Programme in the UK.