Hello Goodbye Dog (Hardcover)

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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.

Hello, Moose!

Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed at school and Moose has to go back home.

Goodbye, Moose.

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 is a picture book reading/writing, tea-drinking, dog-loving, birdwatching resident of Massachusetts. She lives with her scientist husband and rescue dog, Maple, in a house encircled by trees. Maria writes books that honor our bonds with creatures both domestic and wild, and that celebrate the natural world around us. Bobcat Prowling is a companion book to Maria’s other predator titles with Roaring Brook including Hawk Rising and Coyote Moon, also illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.

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.

Praise For…

*"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626721777
ISBN-10: 1626721777
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English