Mogie: The Heart of the House
Kathi Appelt & Marc Rosenthal
Atheneum, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
ased 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.
he 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.
ince 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.
he 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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