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Mogie: The Heart of the House    by Kathi Appelt & Marc Rosenthal order for
by Kathi Appelt
Order:  USA  Can
Atheneum, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Based on a true story of a dog who lives in the Ronald McDonald House in Houston, Texas, this picture book shows how Mogie, a rambunctious pup, makes the children staying there feel better.

The dog's funny antics are captured in the text and illustrations, so you'll see how Mogie can make even the saddest youngster break out into a big smile.

Since the story is a little vague about what the 'Big House in the city' is all about, parents might have to explain to younger children what its purpose is and why sick youngsters and their families stay there.

The author also points out that there are special jobs for special dogs like Mogie and they can be assigned roles as service dogs assisting people in various ways.

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