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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Fall 2016 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Lisa Papp
ISBN: 978-1561459100
Hardcover Price: $16.95

Despite the efforts of kindly and helpful adults, Madeline still does not like to read. She is not fooled by the "Keep Trying" hearts passed out like popcorn by her teacher. She wants the star with which the "good readers" are rewarded. One day, however, Mrs. Dimple, the librarian, has a surprise for her. The library is full of dogs that enjoy being read to. Madeline chooses, bonds with, and reads slowly to a large, fluffy, patient - and definitely good hearted - dog named Bonnie. Reading to Bonnie gives Madeline confidence - until the day Bonnie disappears.

With totally charming, thin-line, soft watercolor illustrations, and gentle storyline, Lisa Papp demonstrates her understanding of both people and dogs. No child, especially one facing difficulties learning to read, can resist a book with the opening line, "I do NOT like to read!"

Kemie Nix   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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Peachtree Publishers

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