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Madeline Finn does not like to read. The truth is she struggles a little, especially when she has to read out loud. When her mother takes her to the library, the librarian asks Madeline Finn if she would like to read to a dog! Bonnie looks like a big, snowy polar bear; she is patient, does not interrupt, and never giggles. Over time, Madeline Finn gains confidence in her reading and surprise! earns a star for reading at school. One day Bonnie isn't at the library. Turns out she has a surprise of her own. A gentle story with lovely illustrations that is perfect for any child who struggles a little (with reading or any new skill), but perseveres anyway. Inspiring!
~ Eight Cousins— From Holiday Picks 2016
Madeline Finn does NOT like to read. But she DOES want a gold star from her teacher. But, stars are for good readers. Stars are for understanding words, and for saying them out loud.
Fortunately, Madeline Finn meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading out loud to Bonnie isn't so bad; when Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it's okay to go slow. And to keep trying.
With endearing illustrations, Lisa Papp brings an inspiring and comforting book to all new readers who just need a little confidence to overcome their fears.