Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
Released on: September 13th, 2016
Ages: 6 & up
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Rating: 5 Owlets
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review
The Poet's Dog from Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan is a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help each other survive loss and recapture love.
A poignant, heartwarming story about love, grief, and friendship. When a snow storm strands two young kids, the poet's dog, Teddy finds them, and recuses them. What unfolds is a beautiful story told from Teddy's point of view. I love how the bond we can have with dogs was illustrated in this story. What I was not excepting to happen was to get a little teary eyed at the end. While this is written for beginning readers 6 years and old, this is a story older readers will find magical, and moving all at the same time. I absolutely love this book's cover.