REVIEW: Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog by Lisa Papp
Madeline Finn and Star are back–and now Star is old enough to become a therapy dog. Will our beloved team be able to pass the test?
Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests to become a therapy dog. Accompanied by Mom, Mrs. Dimple, and Bonnie, she and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can’t stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help?
A companion to the Lisa Papp’s best-selling books Madeline Finn and the Library Dog and Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog, this heartwarming story explores the therapy dog training process and provides a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference in her community.
Yay, Madeline Finn and her puppy Star are back! This time Star is not only celebrating a birthday (complete with his stuffed animal friends) but also training to be a therapy dog with Madeline. They’ve worked hard and do well when tested – even when things are required that they haven’t worked on such as elevators. But it takes a reminder to Madeline that she has to be willing to accept people as they are, the way Bonnie first accepted Madeline in the reading program. With some patience, Star and Madeline bring a smile to everyone. I love how earnest and hard working both Madeline and Star are and how willing to help them everyone else is. B+