Preschool and Kindergarten
Madeline Finn DOES NOT like to read.
Fortunately, Madeline Finn meets Bonnie, a library dog, and learns that reading out loud can be fun when you’re not afraid of making mistakes.
I actually found this book during a Library Dog Reading session.
I love library dogs. Dogs don’t laugh if you make a mistake and they are so warm and comforting. I wish my library had library dogs when I was a kid but they didn’t have them until a couple of years ago. I still went to pet the dogs though. It was like reading to a big warm teddy bear. Who wouldn’t want to read to a nice warm dog?
My dog Dude would make a great library dog. He loves to be read to and he loves kids. He’d probably spend the whole time licking the little kids’ hands. Problem is he would have trouble being around other dogs, he’d want to play with them instead sit and listen to the kids read.
I can kind of understand why Madeline doesn’t want to read out loud. I never wanted to read out loud as a kid. I still don’t, mostly because I don’t really like the sound of my own voice.
This book is extremely sweet and well-drawn.
As a bonus, here are some cute pictures of dogs reading books: