Submitted by Tess from Lexington Park!
The unfathomable expanse of devotion between a child and their beloved pet is explored in Always by Alison McGhee, with adorable illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre. In this book, we meet a girl, and her tiny dog, who vows to keep the castle (their small home) safe, by taming wild squirrels, preventing closet avalanches, and vanquishing evil of all kind. If you have a protective family pet, your child is sure to relate to Always. When the tiny dog in this story proclaims, in all seriousness, to "protect the blanket," it certainly reminded me of my dog, who insists on sleeping in the bed every night!