My Buddy

My Buddy

by Audrey Osofsky, Ted Rand
     
 

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Buddy is the best dog a boy could have. He and his master are always together. They play ball, and go for walks, and take good care of each other. Nothing can separate them. They're a team.

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Buddy is the best dog a boy could have. He and his master are always together. They play ball, and go for walks, and take good care of each other. Nothing can separate them. They're a team.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
My Buddy is a different "boy and his dog" story. Buddy is a golden retriever who is a life line for a wheel-chair bound boy with muscular dystrophy. Don't be expecting the over-sentimentality of a boy-dog-disability story because this book is filled with real feelings, lots of information about working dogs, good prose, and specific ways that this child's world opens when he's helped by a dog.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- A young boy with muscular dystrophy goes to a special camp where he is paired with an intelligent golden retriever who performs everyday tasks that are too difficult for the physically challenged. They are leashed together while the boy learns to give commands, and Buddy learns to obey. When they leave camp, the dog is able to help his human friend dress, attend school, shop, and play. Readers will benefit from this easy-to-read, first-person narrative of an unusual friendship that also demonstrates the desires of the handicapped to be independent and to be treated like everyone else. Graceful watercolor illustrations that emphasize the closeness between boy and dog are a perfect accompaniment to this entertaining and informative book. --Valerie F. Patterson, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
From the Publisher
"This easy-to-read, first-person narrative of an unusual friendship demonstrates the desires of the handicapped to be independent and to be treated like everyone else. Graceful watercolor illustrations that emphasize the closeness between boy and dog are a perfect accompaniment to this entertaining and informative book." —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805035469
Publisher:
Square Fish
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
627,897
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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