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Very sweet boy-and-puppy friendship story. Great gift for any child who’s just gotten a puppy.
Best Day Ever! by Marilyn Singer, Leah Nixon (Illus.) (List Price: $17.99, Clarion Books, 9781328987839, 5/25/2021)
Reviewed by Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction in Greenville, South Carolina
With beautiful illustrations and a sweet message about patience and caring, Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog is an awesome picture book for kids 4-8 years old. This is the third “Madeline Finn” book (previous were the Library Dog and the Shelter Dog). In this one, little Madeline helps her dog train to visit nursing home residents and learns that some people need more time to make friends.
Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog by Lisa Papp (List Price: $17.99, Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781682631492, 9/1/2020)
Reviewed by Serena Wyckoff, Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda, Florida
This is a sweet and easy to read book, with adorable illustrations that teaches the importance of understanding jealousy.
Harry and the Guinea Pig by Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham (illus) (List Price: $17.99, HarperCollins, 9780062747730, 1/5/2021)
Reviewed by Monica Hunasikatti, Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia