In this charming picture book, Zara’s enthusiastic dog, Moose, loves hellos. Good-byes are hard, especially when Zara goes to school. Moose repeatedly finds a way to escape and visit her, “hello!” The teacher, librarian, principal, and Zara’s parents all struggle to send Moose home. Zara has an idea. What does Moose love more than “hello?” Stories! Zara takes Moose to therapy dog school so that he can be the class’s Reading Dog! A lovely story about a girl and her dog, with the added bonus of modeling good problem solving skills, Hello Goodbye Dog is a delightful story with lovely, soft illustrations. Extra content: information about therapy dogs.
~ Eight Cousins, Holiday Picks 2017— From Holiday Picks 2017
For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with his favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side.
Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed at school and Moose has to go back home.
But Moose can’t be held back for long. Through a series of escalating escapes, this loyal dog always finds her way back to Zara, and with a little bit of training and one great idea, the two friends find a way to be together all day long.
About the Author
Maria Gianferrari was inspired to write Coyote Moon after her first coywolf sighting on a moonlit night in her own Massachusetts backyard. Maria now lives in northern Virginia with her scientist husband, artist daughter, and rescue pets, Becca the dog and Lucia the rat. Hello Goodbye Dog is her first book for Roaring Brook Press.
Patrice Barton is the illustrator of over twenty picture and chapter books, including the award-winning picture books MINE! by Shutta Crum (Knopf) and The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig (Knopf). Her chapter books include the Junior Library Guild selections The Year of the Three Sisters, an Anna Wang novel by Andrea Cheng, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard, FSG. Patrice makes her home in Austin, Texas with her husband and sweet dog Archer.
*"What could be better than a book about a dog who loves books and hates goodbyes?"—Booklist, starred review
"A welcome addition to any school or public library serving preschool and early elementary-age children."—School Library Journal
"Young children and their dogs will enjoy this cheery tale."—Kirkus Reviews