Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog

Written and Illustrated by Lisa Papp

Adorably detailed illustrations are the added touch that makes this cute new book delightful for early readers. Of course, the use of fuzzy dogs doesn’t hurt the readablility either. The variety of pets shown and their toys and equipment help make this a book kids will want to read.

Madeline is waiting for her new puppy to get old enough to live at her home. Meanwhile, through connections to a local shelter, she becomes attached to some of the shelter’s dogs too. She soon realizes that just speaking to the shelter dogs seems to make them happier. She invites her friends to come with her and read to the dogs. She wants to make sure every dog gets a little extra attention. The idea is such a hit that the library is overwhelmed by check outs. And Madeline’s favorite shelter pup finds his forever home.

This could be an inspiration for kids to read at the shelter or just become a favorite bedtime book.

  • Madeline Finn and the Shelter DogTitle: Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog
  • Author/Illustrator: Lisa Papp
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company Inc., 2019
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska                                                                                                                                             
  • Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
  • Grade Level: 1 to 3
  • Genre: Shelter animals/Rescue
  • ISBN: 978-1-68263-075-4

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