Sad, the Dog

Sad, the Dog

Book - 2015
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An ode to finding the one who brings out the best in you--and makes you feel as special as you are.

A clever little dog christens himself "Sad" when his humans fail to give him a name. Although they feed him and wash him, they don't appreciate his many gifts, like his love of singing ("stop that yapping!"). When the people move away and leave Sad behind, Sad is heartbroken. But then a new family with a young boy arrives at Sad's house in a big truck. Although Sad is initially frightened, it soon becomes clear that the boy is just the right person to make a dog's life complete with playtime, treats, and a brand-new name: Lucky. Welcoming illustrations illuminate this joyful tale, which reminds young readers to appreciate themselves and the ones--human or otherwise--who depend on them.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763678265
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Suwannakit, Tull


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Jul 29, 2018

Wow, this is an incredibly illustrated and moving story about a dog who is not wanted and eventually abandoned but taken in by a new family. The best theme of the story is how misunderstood the dog is and how so many people don't accept a dog as a dog that does dog things like dig and bark. When the dog is finally appreciated and loved the story arc completes with the dog feeling finally loved with a new name. Just a wonderful book.

MsMonica_0 Jan 04, 2016

While I agree with much of what other reviewers have said, I find this book and a good addition to a preschool story time as a way to help develop a child's empathy.

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