Dog On Board: The True Story of Eclipse, The Bus-Riding Dog – Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Jeffrey Young, photographs by William Munoz


51pilzepmpl    Dog On Board: The True Story of Eclipse, The Bus-Riding Dog – Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Jeffrey Young, photographs by William Munoz, (9780399549885), Crown, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

What did you like about the book?  This book relates the true story of a Seattle dog that learned to take the bus on her own to the dog park.  Readers will be drawn to the story with its full color photographs of the sweet brown service dog owned by Jeff Young.  Eclipse, we learn in “A Note From Jeff” is a “Mastador,” half Mastiff and half Labrador.  One day, Eclipse got on the bus before Jeff and made her way to the dog park by herself.  Eclipse became famous after a news story and is now a celebrity in Seattle.  In the photos, Eclipse visits the dog park as well as Pike’s Place Market (“WHAT A SMELL_O_RAMA!) and takes a ride on a Ferris Wheel.  In “A Note From Dorothy and Bill,” readers are given links to Eclipse’s Facebook page and popular videos that feature her.  Readers will love seeing the city through Eclipse’s eyes.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This title is one that dog loving readers will love.  

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? 636.7

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?   No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:            1/24/17             

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