See KidlitWomen for daily links to posts by the children’s lit community, in celebration of Women’s History Month and focusing on improving the climate for social and gender equality. I plan to share my favorite books focused on girl characters and/or written by women through this month.
Today I’m happy to feature Hello, Goodbye Dog, a picture book by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Patrice Barton. I’m a true blue dog lover so this book speaks to my heart. Moose hates goodbyes, so when Zara leaves for school, he finds a way to be with her. Zara insists he’ll behave when she reads to him. Each time, he’s dragged back home, he finds a way back. Zara comes up with the solution of training him to be a therapy dog, and so Moose is able to spend reading time with Zara and her classmates. I love how Zara is a compassionate dog lover and how she comes up with a way to relieve her dog’s distress at being left behind. Buy the book.