|Dog on board : the true story of Eclipse, the bus-riding dog|
Author: Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
An informative photo-essay about Eclipse, a dog who rides the bus to the dog park herself, became a viral sensation on social media and TV, and has become the mascot for the Seattle Transit Authority.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Young, Jeffrey|
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/16)
School Library Journal (-) (10/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/15/2016 This photo-filled picture book spotlights real-life Seattle dog Eclipse, who, in 2015, gained attention for riding the bus by herself. Told from Eclipse’s point of view, the story relates how she and her adult owner regularly took the bus to the dog park, but on one occasion, they became separated and she boarded alone. Fortunately, she remembered the right stop and got off, her owner followed, and they reunited. Soon, she began riding independently, eventually getting her own bus pass. Thanks to a local news story, Eclipse gained further friends and fame, and here she describes other excursions, like visiting local businesses, and ponders future adventures. The lively text in a large, easy-to-read font pairs well with the many color photos depicting Eclipse on the bus and in the park, which highlight her friendly, social nature. Young, Eclipse’s owner, offers some further info about his four-legged friend, including the fact that she’s a service dog, in an appended note. Eclipse’s story is perfect for the picture book set, and doggie lovers will get right on board. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 10/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—Half Labrador retriever and half mastiff, Eclipse loves going to the dog park. One day her owner (referred to as her "buddy"), Jeff, misses the bus to the park, but she heads there on her own. Now Eclipse is famous for her solo bus rides and even has her own fans. The book, narrated by Eclipse herself, is definitely an extension of a local news human interest story. The photographs are large and clear and include many of Seattle's famous sites, but the story is slight, with not much to hold readers' interest. VERDICT Optional where dog titles are in demand.—Laura Stanfield, Campbell County Public Library, Fort Thomas, KY - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.