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

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

by Susan Roth
     
 

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,

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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.

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School Library Journal - 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792270508
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,238,650
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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