Smiley: A Journey of Love

  • Type: Books
  • By: Joanne George
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Lauren C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781554554126
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An uplifting "tail" for young animal lovers

This sweet story geared towards upper elementary and middle grades follows the rags to riches journey of Smiley: born blind at a puppy mill and discarded, Smiley grew into a happy therapy dog who got an overuse injury from wagging his tail so much. In a gentle, non-preachy fashion, readers will be introduced to important topics in animal stewardship. But most of all, Smiley's story is one of compassion: for animal welfare as well as for people who may look a little different. Smiley reminds us to be grateful and to pay it forward. For every kindness Smiley received after his rescue, he more than returned through his work as a therapy dog, educator, internet celebrity, and all-around goodest of the good boys!