Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Book - 2016
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Madeline Finn DOES NOT like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream truck.But Madeline Finn DOES want a gold star from her teacher. Stars are for good readers. Stars are for understanding words. And saying them out loud.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. Just like the sticker says.
Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, [2016]
ISBN: 9781561459100
Branch Call Number: JP Papp
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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Feb 11, 2017

We need more books like this. It's a gem for young or old!!

nmaryann Jan 18, 2017

Bonnie the Library Dog offers Madeline great comfort and companionship as she learns how to read. A perfect picture book to share with emerging readers who have anxieties about reading aloud.

DBRL_KatieL Jan 16, 2017

I absolutely love this book!!!
First-I have hosted a similar library program, where children read to therapy dogs, because dog's don't judge. I saw children who spoke very little English gain confidence in their reading skills, as well as children from countries were dogs are not pets learn about pets, and go from fearful to confident. These programs are wonderful on so many levels!
Second-the main character is not perfect. She struggles, and tries day after day, and still has trouble. That is reality. Even when she starts reading with Bonnie there is not an instant change. It takes time for her abilities to grow. But they do, and she does get better.
Third-there is a happy ending. Not only does Madeline get better at reading, she is able to share her success with the dog; Bonnie, and puppies! Who doesn't love puppies?
Finally, the book itself. The illustrations are very well done, the character faces are realistic, and show emotion. The pacing is well done, and the text is not crowded on the page, making this a good candidate for reading aloud to groups. Without a doubt a 5 star.

AL_JENNIEB Dec 27, 2016

A heartwarming and encouraging story about a girl who has trouble reading, until she meets a library dog, who doesn't laugh at her difficulty. With the help of the dog, she is gains the confidence she needs to be a better reader. A great book to read at a library, or at home, or anywhere really.

AL_LARISSA Dec 09, 2016

So adorable. This book makes me smile.

SPL_Brittany Aug 30, 2016

It is a beautifully illustrated book, with an equally encouraging story about a reluctant reader who has anxiety and struggles reading aloud in school, and how she gains confidence in her reading skills by reading to a dog at the library.

samcmar Aug 09, 2016

This book is perfect for those who love animals, have children who are stubborn about reading, and who can find joy in learning to read. This book made me cry like a baby.

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