Moose! The Reading Dog is inspired by the true story of a therapy dog. Moose shares his story about finding his forever home and learning how to become a registered therapy dog. In the final chapter, Moose reflects on his journey and describes his love for helping children become better readers. Along the way, readers learn about hard work and the importance of finding and pursuing one’s dream.
Chapter 2. The Shelter
Chapter 3. My New Home
Chapter 4. Learning the Rules
Chapter 5. Getting Ready to Work
Chapter 6. I Am a Reading Dog
How Reading Dogs Help Children
"Programs in which children read aloud in the company of a registered and insured therapy dog/handler team are gaining acceptance among educators and families. A growing body of research suggests that high-quality, innovative "read/dog" programs often motivate children to practice reading aloud and increase reading achievement as well. Moose's story provides a compelling example of the reciprocal benefits of canine-assisted reading activities for children and for very special dogs." —Mary Renck Jalongo, Ph.D., Editor-in-chief, Early Childhood Education Journal and Book Series Editor, Educating the Young Child