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Buddy Unchained

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2007 Winner, Humane Society of the US KIND Award, Best Children's Picture Book of the Year

2007 Winner, ASPCA HENRY BERGH AWARD, best Children's Picture Book in the Companion Animal category

“Buddy Unchained is a deeply moving look at a dog abandoned and adopted. The story is simple yet of vast importance, and at the end we want nothing more than to make sure that all the Buddys of the world are loved and cared for like this patient, easy-to-please pup.”— Janet Leimeister, ...

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Overview

2007 Winner, Humane Society of the US KIND Award, Best Children's Picture Book of the Year

2007 Winner, ASPCA HENRY BERGH AWARD, best Children's Picture Book in the Companion Animal category

“Buddy Unchained is a deeply moving look at a dog abandoned and adopted. The story is simple yet of vast importance, and at the end we want nothing more than to make sure that all the Buddys of the world are loved and cared for like this patient, easy-to-please pup.”— Janet Leimeister, Events Manager, The Capitola Book Store

“Buddy Unchained is a valuable tool in teaching the message of compassion and empathy toward animals.” —Lisa Desjardins, Vice-President, Aroostook Animal Welfare Awareness Group

“I wanted to say how much my nephew and I have been enjoying Buddy Unchained. He asks me to read it twice in a row each time and the wonderful and moving images make such an impression on him. I can see it in his eyes, facial expressions and comments. I would like to commend firstly, the artist’s sensitive and expressive drawings which truly came from the heart. And I would like to commend Gryphon Press for their dedication to the voiceless. I am only now learning more about Gryphon Press and will certainly consider further purchases. More importantly, it has inspired me even more so to become involved in saving animals in need.”--Catherine Ciarrocchi, book buyer

"The Gryphon Press's inspiring books bring education about empathy and the human-animal bond to children in the form of beautiful fictional picture books. These books have become an integral part of our humane education library program, since they provoke thoughtful dialogue about responsible pet care among our young participants. " --Lauren Briskin, Interim Humane Education Coordinator, Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2
A yellow, mixed-breed dog narrates his life story. Buddy's former owner did not feed him enough or provide clean water, and frequently left him chained outside. But things changed for the better when the animal was rescued and taken to a shelter, where he was subsequently adopted by a caring family. Attractive, realistic paintings invite readers to look into Buddy's eyes and experience his emotions, both of neglect and of contentment in his new home. The author appends additional information about how to help an abused dog. Unfortunately, the list of suggested Web sites is uneven. Pets911 is the most appropriate for this age group, while the others should be used with caution with young children (e.g., Dogs Deserve Better includes disturbing photographs of abused dogs). The address given for ASPCA's "Fight Cruelty" is incorrect. Use this story to supplement other heartwarming pet tales and skip the Web sites.
—Blair ChristolonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940719019
  • Publisher: The Gryphon Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Series: Sit! Stay! Read! Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 204,534
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Daisy Bix grew up in New York city, works as an editor, and is writing children's picture books for the Sit! Stay! Read! series of The Gryphon Press. Joe Hyatt's portraits of dogs are in collections around the country. He and his wife have rescued dogs for the past serveral years.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2008

    Wonderful & Meaningful Story

    This story is about a dog named Buddy who gets rescued from a bad place and adopted into a good home. The story is told from Buddy's point of view and is very child friendly. This is a meaningful story about caring for animals and how to treat other living creatures, the golden rule. I read this book to a classroom of young children and they loved it.

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