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My daughter would have loved it

  • Jul 24, 2010
Children that adore dogs will love this book. Dingle is a pleasant dog, owned by an elderly woman confined to a wheelchair, he considers himself underutilized. His owner feels that she can do everything she needs to do, so there is no need for a service dog. However, Dingle doesn't conform to that point of view, he wants to find something that he can do besides being a "good dog."
Fortunately, he encounters a dog that is wearing a harness that contains drinks and snacks for his walker and himself. This gives Dingle an idea and with the help of a young man back from college, a similar harness is constructed that will allow Dingle to carry things. The harness works to perfection and now Dingle can be his own special type of service dog.
When I examine books for children, I always ask myself if my daughter would have enjoyed it when she was young. I read hundreds of books to her when she was an infant, some of them more times that I like to remember. This is one that she would have loved, even though she was not fond of dogs. The illustrations are done with "mild colors", something that I prefer in children's books. In my experience, gaudy colors tend to overwhelm the visual sense of a child.

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Dingle...a dog who really wants to help, what a switch! Join him on his journey to get his ideas on the table, the outdoor ice cream cone stand table one very hot summer day.
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ISBN-10: 1449083625
ISBN-13: 978-1449083625
Author: Audrey Kinsella
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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