Fishman, Jon Hero Therapy Dogs. NONFICTION. 32 pgs. Lerner, 2017. $24.99. Content: G.
This book is a very simple and easy to read explanation of what a therapy dog does, who it helps, and how it is different from a service dog. Its divided up by Hospital Dogs, School Dogs, Support Dogs, and Disaster Dogs. It features lots of bright pages with tons of photographs.
K-2 grade will love this book, and many will be able to read it on their own. It appealing and interesting. The history of therapy dogs is included near the end of the book, even a photograph of the dog! The only strange part was a whole page about a surfing therapy dog, but not a picture of that dog. Dogs books are SO popular in my library, this one will be sure to be a hit, and maybe students will even learn something about how important dogs are rather than just looking for which kind they would like for a pet.
EL(K-3) – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.