Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog
by Lisa Papp
In this companion to the award-winning Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, Madeline Finn finds a way to help more dogs and read more stories.
Madeline Finn asks her mother for a puppy every single day. Finally, Mom says yes, and Madeline Finn chooses Star, one of the puppies born to Mrs. Dimple’s dog Bonnie. Then Mrs. Dimple tells Madeline Finn about animal shelters―a place many other pets come from. After a visit to their local shelter, Madeline Finn has some questions. Does anyone play with the shelter dogs, or snuggle with them, or read to them? Questions lead to answers, and ideas, and soon Madeline Finn and her human and animal community discover that there are lots of ways for small people to make a big difference.
Author-illustrator Lisa Papp offers a heartwarming exploration of life in an animal shelter in this inspiring and endearing book for young readers eager to help their communities.
Publication Date: 3/1/2019
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-1/2″ x 11″
Age Range: 4 – 8
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre RF
Themes: Dogs, Volunteering, Animal Shelters, Reading, Community
BISAC 1: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 2: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
BISAC 3: JUV039220 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
“Cheerful… Charming…the story provides a positive look at two ways of acquiring a new pet.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A gentle first-person text accompanies the watercolor-and-pencil illustrations on soothing beige pages, which perfectly befit the reassuring, happy ending.” —Booklist
Parents’ Choice Recommended Award —Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2019
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Meet the Author/Illustrator
Lisa Papp grew up telling stories. With a notebook full of sketches, her early tales featured her cat, stuffed animals, and other nature-y things. Today, Lisa is still making up stories and painting pictures, only now, they fill the pages of children’s books. She has received awards for both her writing and illustration, including a 2011 NAPPA Honor Award, 2012 Storytelling Award, and the 2013 PA Keystone to Reading Award. Lisa lives in Pennsylvania, with her husband, Robert, also an artist, and three wildly creative cats— to whom she does read. You can visit her website here.