This is a story of disappointment and reconciliation for a little girl placed in foster care and the dog who is unapproachable until she finds just the right place to touch him.
This book offers ways for the child to relate to the protagonist’s emotions of anger, sadness, hope, and disappointment. It is equally appropriate for adults who work with children living without their parents.
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The book touches at the heart of every person’s emotions, big or small. It is a well-written book with exceptional illustrations that speak to all children.
It teaches the reader to grasp the perspective of a child who cannot live with her parents.
Alcoholism, shelter living, and feelings of displacement are handled with great aptitude. It is ideal for teaching school-age kids about all types of families, including non-traditional models.
10 and Up
6 to 10
Buy. The book's approach to foster care living both for children and for the people who care for them is wonderful.