Cover image for Buddy / by Annie Ingle ; illustrated by Tim Jessell.
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Buddy / by Annie Ingle ; illustrated by Tim Jessell.
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ISBN:
9780307979049

9780307979056
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, c2013.
Physical Description:
144 p. ; 18 cm.
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A German shepherd describes her life as the first guide dog trained to serve the blind.
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Summary

Summary

"A German shepherd-the first dog trained at Dorothy Eustis's famous Seeing Eye guide-dog school for the blind-looks back at her life. Chosen for her intelligence, obedience, and willingness to learn, Kiss knows there is more to life than chasing balls and chewing bones. She is a Noble Creature and Great Things await her. But after spending months learing to take care of her beloved trainer Jack, why does he suddenly want her to take care of Morris-a strange, clumsy man who wants to wants to change her name to Buddy? Could it be that Morris needs Kiss to take care of him even more than Jack did? Based on a true story, and featuring realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell (plus an appendix with information about German shepherds, the history and training of guide dogs, hosting guide-dog puppies, and much more), this canine confessional is pitch-perfect for smart, dog-crazy, early middle-grade readers! "


Author Notes

"KATE KLIMO is the author of many books for young readers. TIM JESSELL is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous children's books. He is the illustrator of the bestselling Secrets of Droon series, and his latest Random House picturebook-- Falcon --will be published in March 2012."


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

In the first book in this new series, golden retriever Ginger, born in a puppy mill, endures several unfortunate encounters with humans before landing with a responsible owner. In book two, German shepherd Buddy tells the story, based on actual events, about her rigorous training as the first guide dog. Pleasing black-and-white illustrations (and in Buddy some archival photos), breed history, and rescue information enhance each story. [Review covers these Dog Diaries titles: Buddy and Ginger.] (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.