Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog

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Pub Date 01 Sep 2020 | Archive Date 05 Nov 2020

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Madeline Finn is training her dog Star to become a therapy dog. Will they pass the test? A beautiful story of empathy, perseverance, and community from Lisa Papp.
Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests to become a therapy dog. Accompanied by Mom, Mrs. Dimple, and Bonnie the library dog, Madeline and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can't stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help?
Author-illustrator Lisa Papp's empathetic, feel-good story explores the therapy dog training process and provides a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference. Paired with warm, gentle illustrations, this book is ideal for social emotional learning and discussions about self-esteem, volunteering, community, and—of course—therapy animals.

Madeline Finn is training her dog Star to become a therapy dog. Will they pass the test? A beautiful story of empathy, perseverance, and community from Lisa Papp.
Madeline Finn and Star are off to...


Advance Praise

"The first-person present-tense story includes lots of dialogue and expressions of encouragement for both Madeline and Star. Charming, soft-focus illustrations provide extra details and capture the personalities of the determined child and irresistible dogs. Madeline presents white, Mr. Humphrey, black, and some of the other residents of the retirement home are also people of color. This touching story stands on its own, but fans of Madeline's previous outings will particularly enjoy reading this account that ties all the previous tales together. A gentle, heartwarming introduction to the world of therapy dogs."

"The first-person present-tense story includes lots of dialogue and expressions of encouragement for both Madeline and Star. Charming, soft-focus illustrations provide extra details and capture the...


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