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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Lisa Papp

Madeline Finn DOES NOT like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream truck.
Fortunately, Madeline Finn meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading out loud to Bonnie isn't so bad. When Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. Madeline Finn can pet her until she figures the word out.
As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it's okay to go slow. And to keep trying. And to get support from a friend.

I LOVE this book, as a reluctant, anxious reader as a child, it took me a while to find the joy of reading. If you've read the about page you will know that like Madeline Finn I liked to read to large golden dog, so I know first hand that this is a story that will resonate with children and adults. I think this is a great gift for young readers, it is also a wonderful choice for any dog lovers, children or adults.