Daily Archives: February 27, 2012
I’ve already blogged about We Give Books and their amazing program that allows you to both read books online for free AND to donate a book to charity for every one you read. So I won’t go into it any more than I just did. But I do have to share about one of the books we read today, Little Dog Lost.
Little Dog Lost is based on the true story of the heroic little dog known to the world as Baltic. I don’t know how many of you would have followed his story on the news a couple years ago, but I know I did. As mom to some amazing furkids I found it absolutely terrifying to know this poor little one was lost out on the ice flows of the Baltic sea. Thankfully his story had a very happy ending, and it has now been immortalized in this beautiful book.
As we read, Lily-Ann was so moved by the words and images. You could see her concern visible in her face and body language, and hear it in her voice as she asked questions and read along with me. The story asks “Is it a seal?” And just as the book declares, she too would say “No!”
This one is one of the few children’s picture books that I believe will become a classic. Definitely a must have for every child’s personal library, and a must have for every school and daycare library. Wonderfully written, and gorgeously illustrated!
Go check it out, and give a book to charity at the same time: http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/little-dog-lost?auto_launch=1