Submitted by Ms. Allana!
The Blue House Dog by Deborah Blumenthal is the touching story of Cody and Blue. Blue starts off being known as “Bones,” just a neighborhood stray dog who isn’t special at all. Cody knows otherwise. He knows the aching that is inside of the stray dog’s heart because he lost someone he loved. Cody lost someone too, and this emotional bond opens up a chance for a new start for each of them. This book is beautifully written, with colorful detailed illustrations by Adam Gustavson, and it will tug at the heart strings from start to finish. If a child has had experiences already with dogs in their life, they will grasp some of the emotion of the story. If they are younger, and have not yet experienced the joy of having a pet dog, this is a great introduction. See this book listed in our catalog