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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Written by Lisa Papp

Illustrated by Lisa Papp

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Synopsis

Madeline Finn does not like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream van. Fortunately, Madeline meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading aloud to Bonnie isn't so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline that it's okay to go slow, to keep trying, and to get support from a friend. This is the perfect book to reassure the reluctant reader. Old Barn Books is supporting the work of the 'Read2Dogs' scheme from Pets As Therapy with royalties from sales of the book.

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog Press Reviews

'A beautiful, reassuring, story for all those struggling to read. Oh my goodness this is a heart-warming book! Just stunning and perfect to share with reluctant readers or anyone who worries about making mistakes and not being good enough.' - Shelley Fallows, LoveReading4Kids. 'This really is a lovely book and one that could help struggling readers understand they're not alone and those who can read well feel more empathy with those who can't.' - TheBookActivist. 'Lisa Papp's gentle watercolour illustrations capture the little girl's feelings so beautifully in this encouraging story, which has a lovely surprise ending, both for the main protagonist and for readers.' - Red Reading Hub.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910646335
Publication date: 5th July 2018
Author: Lisa Papp
Illustrator: Lisa Papp
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Lisa Papp

American author and illustrator Lisa Papp was inspired by her local library's 'Read-to-Dogs' programme. These former shelter dogs are now spending their lives helping children. It's a beautiful thing to watch. Most of the dogs featured in the book were once living a life on the streets or in shelters. Lisa spent the better part of a year following these wonderful dogs and their dedicated owners.

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