Finding a Friend by Carol Thomas
When Little Pup finds himself at the shelter,
he doesn’t know quite what to do.
Big dogs all around, feeling lost and alone,
Little Pup needs a friend… but who?
A charming little storybook about a small puppy in kennels who is too afraid to come out from under his blanket. As he gets more confident and peeks out he is spotted by a little boy who falls in love with him and takes him home. The lovely illustrations show the puppy getting happier and happier as he discovers his new life. The writing is enchanting and it is hard not to feel a tug at the heartstrings as the story of friendship unfolds. A terrific way to teach children about dog rescue and it benefits.
Published 28 July 2017
This book was sent to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
As an experienced primary school teacher and mother of four, Carol Thomas knows the importance of inspiring a love of books from an early age. In Finding a Friend Carol brings her knowledge of developing early literacy skills together with an understanding of creating characters young children will connect with.
The language of the text is purposely rhythmic, rhyming and repetitive – inspiring children to join in, anticipate and repeat words and phrases. The effortlessly emotive illustrations ensure that young children will be able to interpret and discuss the puppy’s range of thoughts and feelings.
From the engaging language to the charming illustrations, Finding a Friend is a book created to encourage young children to actively participate in the reading experience.