Review and photo by Shanah S. ~ originally posted on Dr. Shana Salter
Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book – all opinions are my own.
Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Patrice Barton
(Roaring Brook Press ~Published July 25, 2017)
From Maria Gianferrari, author of Coyote Moon, comes this delightful tale of a wheel-chair-bound girl and her doting dog. A must-read for animal lovers!
Zara is a sweet girl, so sweet that her dog, Moose, wants to be by her side all the time, including while she is at school. Moose is all about the warm hugs and love that accompany “hello,” “goodbyes” on the other hand, are a struggle. We follow Moose through these “hello” highs and “goodbye” lows. Finally, reaching an ending that is…all smiles!
An author’s note about therapy dogs is an informative inclusion.
With beautiful illustrations by Patrice Barton, and a heart-warming portrayal of the bond between a girl and her dog, this story will quickly become a “read-again” favorite.
(Originally posted at Dr. Shanah Salter on 10/4/17)
NOTE from Kate: This book has also been chosen as one of the November (theme: Differing Abilities) picture books by the Diverse Books Club on Goodreads!
Dr. Shanah Salter started her career as a General Practitioner with a secret passion for children’s literature. These days, when she’s not being poked and prodded by the two mini doctors in her life, Shanah provides medical education to children and parents, and sneaks time alone (thank goodness for long hide-and-seek games!) to craft children’s fiction. She loves being part of the Kid Lit Exchange community and sharing amazing books with others. You can find her at www.shanahsalter.com or tweeting as @shanahsalter.