Papp, Lisa Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, PICTUREBOOK. Peachtree, 2016. $16.95. Content: G.
Madeline Finn hates to read, especially when she has to read outloud. She often makes mistakes and the other kids in the class giggle. They get stars for their reading, she gets “keep trying” hearts. But reading is difficult for Madeline. One day, her mother takes her to the library where Mrs. Dimple has arranged a “read to a dog” day. Madeline meets Bonnie, a great big dog who is patient and doesn’t giggle or judge, and while she still struggles a little, Madeline now like reading (to Bonnie). Maybe she can earn a reading star.
Beautifully illustrated and sweetly told, this is a great story to share with the struggling reader, the dog lover and your favorite librarian.
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