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.
This book is adorable and well-drawn. I actually found it during a Library Dog Reading session.
I love library dogs. Dogs don’t laugh if you make a mistake. 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. The problem is he would have trouble being around other dogs. He’d want to play with them instead of listening to the kids read.
I 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.
As a bonus, here are some cute pictures of dogs reading books: