Author: Everett, Michele Brummer
The lives of service animals and the wonderful (and sometimes unexpected!) ways they help people.
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 2.20
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 72537
Kirkus Reviews (-) (03/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/15/2018 Artist and fabric designer Everett’s debut picture book introduces listeners to a range of service animals employed to assist those in need. Using succinct text and minimalist art, she describes animals that help people talk about their problems (horses), lessen their fear of flying (tortoises), warn of oncoming seizures (snakes), and reduce stress for elderly Alzheimer’s patients (pigs). Some examples will be familiar to young listeners (cats and rabbits for comforting; dogs for the blind and deaf), but they may be less familiar with monkeys that assist paralyzed people, ferrets used to comfort those with autism, and dogs trained to warn diabetics of blood-sugar-level changes. The simple, whimsical illustrations are placed against a white background and use a limited color palette: grays, yellow, purple, and brown. Spreads are composed of one text page (set against a solid-color background) paired with a full-page illustration. Appended with further information about each animal, this will make a good fit for primary story hours and those seeking information about service animals. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.