It's Still a Dog's New York: A Book of Healing

Overview

In this parable of childhood bereavement, Pepper and Rover, two New York dogs, are miserable after the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Pepper feels overwhelmed with sadness and fear and anger. But in a tour of New York City, his friend Rover shows him that even though they're sad, they can go on. Pepper learns that helping others, expressing his feelings, celebrating the bravery of rescue workers, and allowing himself to enjoy life can lead to healing; that the pair are not underdogs, but top dogs; that Americans ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (39) from $1.99   
  • New (14) from $3.49   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

In this parable of childhood bereavement, Pepper and Rover, two New York dogs, are miserable after the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Pepper feels overwhelmed with sadness and fear and anger. But in a tour of New York City, his friend Rover shows him that even though they're sad, they can go on. Pepper learns that helping others, expressing his feelings, celebrating the bravery of rescue workers, and allowing himself to enjoy life can lead to healing; that the pair are not underdogs, but top dogs; that Americans are strong enough to survive and thrive, that It's Still a Dog's New York.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Roth had just finished It's a Dog's New York when the tragic events of September 11th occurred. Although the entire nation was in shock, she felt particularly saddened for the children of New York City. She went back to the drawing board and created a smaller version of the original, rewriting the text and slightly changing the title. With the aid of several child psychologists, she tried to address some of the fears and questions that youngsters might have about the horrible events. Pepper, a native New York pooch, discusses the aftermath of the tragedy with his friend Rover, a poodle look-alike, including fear of a reoccurrence and grief at the terrible loss of life. Pepper looks at the worst side of every question. Rover, on the other hand, tries to cheer his friend up with talk of the future. While the text is rather simplistic and a trifle mundane, children will respond both to Pepper's sadness and Rover's hope. The narrative is boldly displayed over colorful collages picturing famous spots, including Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Empire State Building. While this book has value for school and public libraries, it will be most appreciated by parents who will read it with or to their youngsters and discuss the consequences of 9 11.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792270508
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)