Madeline Finn and Star have been working hard on his training, and now they 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, she and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends.
But Madeline 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 heartwarming, empathetic story explores the therapy dog training process and provides a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference in her community. Fans of Madeline Finn and the Library Dog and Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog will love seeing Madeline and Star continue their journey together.
"While most things go well, one resident, Mr. Humphrey, takes longer than the others to open up to Star. By Star's third and final testing date, Madeline has an idea that just might bring Mr. Humphrey out of his shell. This is a beautifully designed introduction to the lives of therapy dogs and how much work goes into becoming one.... This intergenerational story of love and acceptance is an important addition to library collections for young elementary-aged readers." — Mary Lanni, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2020|
|Publisher||Peachtree Publishing Company|