Ever wanted a book that’s a mix of poems and a chapter book? This quick read is great for anyone that loves poems, chapter books, dogs and the outdoors!
Ever wanted a book that’s a mix of poems and a chapter book? This quick read is great for anyone that loves poems, chapter books, dogs and the outdoors! This book keeps you wondering what will happen next.
Mountain Dog (by Margita Engle, illustrations by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov) also includes the point of view of Gabe, a search-and-rescue dog that saves people and their pets, and Tony, a shy young boy. Although this book has emotion it lacks a bit in details (e.g. “when I glance out the window, my view of the forest is so unfamiliar that I stay where I am, motionless and silent” what did the forest look like?). The story goes by very quickly, and leaves the reader hanging at the end too.
When Tony’s mom goes to prison for making money off of dog fights and selling bad drugs, Tony starts living with an uncle named Leonilo, whom he has never met. While Gabe is filled with happiness, Tony is filled with the opposite. Tony is scared of his future (“Even the angriest pit bulls are friendlier than my future”), and it’s up to Gabe the dog to set things right. Will Gabe be able to save Tony like the lost people and pets he saved? Will Gabe fail to free Tony from the grasp of endless sorrow?