In contracted braille
Told from a guide dog's perspective, this is the story of the friendship, loyalty, and trust between guide dog Perry and his human companion, Sarah. Perry helps Sarah go shopping, to the post office, and take the train to school. Sarah, a blind musician and teacher, entertains the children and tells them about the time she and Perry walked from Boston to New York to show the world what a blind person can accomplish with the help of a guide dog like Perry.
This true story of an amazing black Labrador retriever and his owner will inspire young readers to follow their own dreams and give them the courage to achieve anything.
Every page shows the close bond between the strong, active woman and the beloved companion who helps her be independent. Walking in the street, shopping, working, and relaxing at home, they are together.
Perry and Sarah's pleasant daily routine is punctuated with a flashback to a truly impressive accomplishment in which the two walked all the way from Boston to New York to demonstrate 'what a guide dog can do for a person.' Broadly painted in soft warm colors, Lang's figures almost have the look of tissue-paper collage. They'll work well for story hours, and the dog will have wide audience appeal.
- The Horn Book
Readers follow a guide dog and a blind woman through a typical day. There are bits of information about guide dogs throughout, such as the fact that they are allowed in restaurants and stores and that people should not pet and handle them while they are working.
- School Library Journal
One of the most interesting books on guide dogs that I've ever read.
- Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
Glenna Lang shows in delightful illustrations and words how a blind person's life is enriched with her guide dog.
- William D. Badger, President, Guiding Eyes for the Blind
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