As a little kid, I wanted nothing more than to be best friends with every dog I met. Our family dog was a Yorkie and she was my little buddy for 17 years. A Family for Louie came about because of my love of dogs, food, and family. Naturally, my first picture book would be about all of these things! Dogs are such wonderful creatures, brimming with love, loyalty, and so much personality. I hope this round-up of books featuring our furry four-legged friends brings a little joy and laughter to your storytime.
Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the post - it's blank! Soon, Dog realises that this book is not for reading, but for drawing, and before long Dog is doodling and drawing himself into a new world, full of friends and surprises.ExploreSimilar booksBook lists with this bookWhy do people like this book?TopicsDogsAnimalsDrawingGenresComing soon...PreviewBookshop.orgAmazonThe Stray DogByMarc Simont,
He made a decision. He was processing information. I am not anthropomorphizing, I am the guy who read all the dog psychology books, plus Margaret Wheatley's excellent Leadership and the New Science, where she talks about consciousness being a function of how well we process information (dogs having a higher consciousness than, say, frogs, and me having a higher consciousness than, say, professional wrestling fans).
Gus is a cute and cuddly black Goldendoodle puppy. After Gus Gets a New Home, this second book, Gus Goes to School explains how Gus learns Responsibility. He learns from Hudson, students at school, and his very own Obedience and Therapy Dog School. Gus also teaches many others along the way!The Adventures of Gus...A Therapy Dog and So Much More series is based on the author's real-life therapy dog. As a K-12 school counselor, Cindy Cook Gant brought Gus to help with Character Education guidance activities that engaged children in her Kansas school district. In honor of his loving and kind spirit, The Adventures of Gus will instill good character, love, and kindness in young readers.
Sheila is a therapy dog who has gone on many adventures to help people in need. Along with her owner Debbie, the pair has visited nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools, libraries, and more. A visit from a therapy dog can lower peoples blood pressure, help children read, or just bring smiles and laughter. In order to do pet therapy, Debbie and Sheila had to train for nearly a year and then pass a test to become certified. This is the perfect book for animal lovers who want to spend time with their pet and help people in the process.
A Children?s Choice Book of the Year Award Winner! Parents? Choice Recommended Award ?So adorable readers may attempt to hug the page.? ?Kirkus Reviews Calling all dog and book lovers! A delightfully warm, encouraging story of a young girl and the special library dog who helps instill patience, acceptance, and confidence as she learns to read. From award-winning author-illustrator Lisa Papp. Madeline Finn does NOT like to read. But she DOES want a gold star from her teacher. Except stars are for good readers, for understanding words, and for saying them out loud?things that Madeline Finn doesn?t believe she can do. Fortunately, Madeline Finn finds a little help when she meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading out loud to Bonnie isn?t so bad, and when Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn?t mind. As it turns out, it?s fun to read when you?re not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it?s okay to go slow?and, most importantly, to keep trying. With endearing illustrations, award-winner Lisa Papp brings an inspiring and comforting book to all new readers who just need a little confidence to overcome their fears. Also available: Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog Activity Kit available!
Captain Goes to School! is a beginner reader book for children. It tells the story of Captain, a 160 pound Newfoundland dog, who likes children to read to him because, sadly, he cannot read. The book is created to encourage children to read aloud. Used in schools and at home, children who struggle to read aloud will read to Captain, a certified therapy and reading education assistance dog.
Nicki hates reading aloud at school. When she stumbles over words, the other kids laugh at her. She decides to never talk again ... until she meets Buddy, the reading dog.The combination of gentle narrative and moment perfect photos make this a very inviting book for beginner readers. The Executive Director of the Therapy Animals/Reading Education Assistance Dogs(r) (R.E.A.D.(r)) states that "Reading to My Buddy captures the essence of why having a dog as a reading companion is so powerful and effective. But be forewarned--readers will be clamoring for reading dogs for themselves!" This easy reader book is accessed for US Grades 1 and 2 with a Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level Index of 1.8.
In this endearing picture book series about dogs with jobs, you'll join real-life therapy dog Willow as she aids her community and brings smiles to people everywhere. Good dog, Willow! Sometimes it takes a dog to get the job done! Meet helping hound Willow and follow her as she spends an exciting day at work. Gorgeous photography brings to life the true stories of sweet Willow's role as a therapy dog in Washington, D.C. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Willow visits patients at a hospital, helps children read at a library pajama party, and brings smiles to people who need them. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-worthy photographs sure to make dog lovers out of us all.
This book is about a real life therapy dog, Kyra. Therapy dogs are trained to offer comfort and/or assistance to people of all ages. In Kyra's case, she loves children and enjoys listening to them while they read to her. The author realized that many people do not know about the great work of therapy dogs. Thus, she wrote this children's story to help get the word out to the world.
Rhodry loves story time with his little people. But his little people are growing up. Rhodry is sad. Will Rhodry manage to find new little people to read to him? The latest of the popular Rhodry the Scottish Deerhound books. Another heartwarming story about the loveable hound. Written for children - enjoyed by all. About the Authors Deerhound Rhodry is a registered Therapy Dog with Therapy Dogs Nationwide. He and his brother Druss appeared on ITV's Victoria and the film Show Dogs. Rhodry likes eating, sleeping, playing and long walks. Sophie Wallace looks after Rhodry and the rest of the family. When she is not helping Rhodry with his books, she writes some books of her own and works in a school.
A playful and informative children's book about the places that Ben, a working therapy dog, visits and the friends he makes. The book describes how Ben helps children build self-esteem by improving reading skills and fluency in a fun, confidence-building, and non-judgmental atmosphere at schools and libraries; plus the comfort, interaction, and health benefits he brings to the elderly in nursing homes. 2b1af7f3a8