Puppy Love

My young reader category has been neglected so I have to throw one in.  This category is tough because I skim through SO many picture books throughout the week in each of my buildings.  Then I forget to jot down titles to transfer here later.  But this time I remembered!  Even though I will categorize this as Young Reader, it can really be for anyone.

I am a sucker for books based on true animal stories.  I have to list a few favorites from before starting this blog project: Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean, Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Brian Dennis, Mary Nethery, and and Kirby Larson, and an undeniable favorite (probably in my top ten) was The One and Only Ivan (and its picture book counterpart) by Katherine Applegate.

Now, on to this recent book- Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Monica Carnesi is a sweet read.  It is based on the tale of a little dog that somehow became trapped on a sheet of floating ice, and after two days gets rescued.  The real photograph of the dog along with the true narrative in the Afterword was the best part for me.  Even when he was falling into the water repeatedly everyone worked together to save him.  It’s a story of survival and the will to keep going, for both the dog and the people who worked to rescue him.

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