Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer - ADVISABLE

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by P. J. Lynch, 134 pages. Candlewick Press, 2018. $17                  

Content: G      



A little dog has just about given up hope that there is a boy or a girl out there to love him best of all. He has suffered much abuse and has given up hope, and he has lost his ability to bark. Patrick and his grandpa rescues the little dog and Patrick names him Oz. It takes many days for Oz to even come out of his cage, he is so scared. Patrick is patient with him, and very kind. He discovers that Oz has a special gift, and uses that to coax him out of the cage.  

I loved this little story about Patrick and Oz. I loved how it shows that love can overcome hardships and difficulties. The friendship and bond that developed between Patrick and Oz was so well described. I felt like I was right there with them, rooting for both of them. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and full of emotion. They add a lot to the story, they show the emotion and feelings of Oz, Patrick, mom and grandpa so well. It was a great, good-feel book.            

Ellen-Anita, Librarian           

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