Tuesday, January 06, 2009
The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest, illustrated by Amy Bates
Once there was a dog who belonged to no one, and he was sad. He was a good dog who tried to do good things, but he was lonely and was desperate for a friend.
At the same time, just across town, there lived a little girl named Lia who was the daughter of two bakers. She spent many days on her bike making deliveries. She was lonely too, and filled the time by making up stories in her head.
On night, a big storm came and caught the dog and Lia outside. As Lia raced home, the little dog raced to stay ahead of the storm, and found himself at Lia's house! Will the dog who belonged to no one finally find a friend?
What I Thought:
What a sweet story. The illustrations of this story give a nostalgic feel and give a warm-fuzzy feeling. The dog is absolutely adorable!
This book is the perfect story for animal lovers and a great read aloud. It's a book so sweet that I'm sure many kids will be begging for this story over and over.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go talk my husband into letting us get a dog. (But we'll have to move first, we can't have one right now-it's against our lease. Sigh.)
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest, illustrated by Amy Bates.