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Hello goodbye dog / Maria Gianferrari ; illustrated by Patrice Barton.

Gianferrari, Maria, author. (Author). Barton, Patrice, 1955- illustrator. (Added Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library E G (Text) 33500012553707 Main Checked out 09/13/2019
Moorhead Public Library E G (Text) 33500012553715 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781626721777
  • ISBN: 1626721777
  • Physical Description: 1 volume unpaged : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1
    *Starred Review* What could be better than a book about a dog who loves books and hates goodbyes? Moose, an energetic mutt, hates it when Zara goes off in her wheelchair to school, so he insists on joining her—in the classroom, the library, and the cafeteria (the latter leads to a hilarious game of tag). What to do? Dog therapy school provides the answer, and Moose becomes an official reading buddy. Gianferrari's choice of language fits this determined dog who views goodbye as "an itch that couldn't be scratched" or "tug without war, hide without seek." And how welcome that Zara's wheelchair is portrayed only in the illustrations, presented as just another facet of her life. Barton's soft palette adds a warmth to the story, and her lively illustrations give life to Moose's moods: smug when in the company of Zara, chastened and sad when not. The resolution, which is Zara's idea, is the perfect solution and reminds us of potential jobs for canine companions; an author's note further discusses therapy dogs and the role they can play in the classroom, and may prompt young readers to learn more. Pair with The Hello, Goodbye Window (2005), by Norton Juster, for another book about leaving and coming home. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Maria Gianferrari is the author of several picture books, including Coyote Moon, which she published with Roaring Brook Press. For Maria, hello is sunshine after a snowstorm, the scent of cinnamon, and happy greetings from her beloved mutt, Becca. Maria lives in northern Virginia with Becca, her scientist husband, and her artist daughter.

Patrice Barton is the illustrator of over twenty picture and chapter books, including the award-winning picture books MINE! by Shutta Crum and The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig. Her chapter books include the Junior Library Guild selections The Year of the Three Sisters: An Anna Wang Novel by Andrea Cheng and The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard. Patrice makes her home in Austin, Texas, with her husband and her sweet dog, Archer.

Subject: Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
People with disabilities > Juvenile fiction.
Wheelchairs > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
Whelchairs > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Animals > Dogs.
JUVENILE FICTION > School & Education.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Special Needs.
People with disabilities.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
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