Back of Book:
For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with her favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side.
Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed at school and Moose has to go back home.
But Moose can’t be held back for long. Through a series of escalating escapes, this loyal dog always finds her way back to Zara, and with a little bit of training and one great idea, the two friends find a way to be together all day long.
I love that there is a picture book about the amazing things that therapy dogs can help with. Zara has a wonderful dog who hates hearing the word no. Moose just wants to stay in the classroom and listen to stories. The ending of this story is sweet and refreshing. I love that although the main character of this story is in a wheelchair it is never mentioned. Zara represents a good percentage of students within the school system. Sadly, children in wheelchairs are not often seen in literature. Hello Goodbye Dog is a wonderful look into a world that children may never have heard about. I love that it teaches children about therapy dogs, and how they can help people. The illustrations in this book are beautiful! They bring this story to life. The back of the book This is a perfect book to add to any diverse reading list.
Ages 5 and up