New and Fabulous
Olive and Patch by Claire Freedman tells the story of a little boy who has just moved from a small town to the big city. And he is lonely. But life perks up when he finds Patch the dog. The only problem is, Oliver knows Patch must have an owner who loves him very much and is looking for him. This very sweet story captures the power of pets to provide companionship.
Oldie but Goodie
Go Dog Go! by P. D. Eastman is a zany classic that follows the adventures of a collection of dogs doing the darnedest things. It’s a beginning reader, so the illustrations are key. But there are some gems in the writing too. My favorite plot line: A girl dog going for the affections of a boy dog. She tried all sorts of hats to entice but no luck…until at last…well, read and find out! Pegged for preschool-2nd grade.
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