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Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog–introduction to the animal shelter

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Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog

written and illustrated by Lisa Papp

Madeline Finn and the Shelter DogIf you like kids and reading and you have a heart for shelter dogs, then you will enjoy sharing Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog by Lisa Papp with a child in your life. The storyline is simple. A little girl, Madeline, begs her mother for a puppy. Mrs. Dimple, who volunteers at a shelter, has a rescue dog, Bonnie, with some pups. Madeline is allowed to choose one, and in the process she learns about shelters where animals wait for their forever homes as well as how to care for her new puppy. Madeline is a girl of action. She not only helps at the shelter, she also rallies her community to bring blankets and books to read to the shelter animals. Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog is a sweet read with gentle and engaging illustrations.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Peachtree Publishers (Myrick Marketing) for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Category: Children’s Fiction

Publication:  March 1, 2019—Peachtree Publishers (Myrick Marketing)


    • lghiggins says:

      Thanks. I read this a while back and am just getting it posted. I’m traveling and I was visiting someone whose Internet was down for almost the whole week I was there. My “already behind” has turned into “severely delayed.” I will have to just delete a lot of email notifications.😞

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  1. Wendy says:

    Sounds fun!

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    • lghiggins says:

      Keep it in mind for YEARS down the road when your “boys” have little ones.

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      • Wendy says:

        I always have that in mind. But I love the CS Lewis Quote “A Children’s story enjoyed only by Children is a Bad Children’s story.”

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      • lghiggins says:

        That’s a great quote. Thanks for sharing it. I couldn’t agree more. As a teacher, in trying to encourage parents to read more with their kids, I always encouraged them to choose books they would enjoy as well.


  2. Cozynookbks says:

    Sounds so sweet and educational. I’d enjoy reading this to a child. I think I’d get quite a bit out of it too.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. carhicks says:

    My grandchildren and I enjoyed this story as well. Rescue animals need all the plugs they can get.

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    • lghiggins says:

      So true. We fostered dogs until we moved to a subdivision that only allowed two dogs. It made no sense since that county had a very high euthanasia rate. Now we are out in the country and have two wonderful rescue dogs.

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