I can’t remember where I first read about this book, but I do know that I bought it sight unseen based upon an interview with the author (social media works!). Being a complete sucker for miraculous dog stories with happy endings, I couldn’t resist. Plus, this is the author’s debut picture book, and I always like to support new authors.
Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic
Written and illustrated by Monica Carnesi
Nancy Paulsen Books, January, 2012
Suitable for: Ages 3 and up
Themes/Topics: Animals, Dogs, Survival Stories, Friendship, Helping Others, Rescue, Bravery
Opening and brief synopsis: From the jacket copy: On a cold winter day, a curious dog wanders onto a frozen river. Suddenly, the ice starts breaking up, and soon the dog is adrift and traveling–the unwilling passenger on a fast-moving sheet of ice.
This is a brand new book, so there isn’t much out there yet. The author, however, has an adorable downloadable Baltic paper doll
on her website. I’m sure it would be fun for kids to act out his journey on the ice.
Why I Like This Book: It’s an incredible story of survival, rescue, bravery and friendship. Oh, and the main character is an adorable dog. What’s not to love?
For its sheer adorableness, here is a video of the real Baltic, who did end up being adopted by the crew who saved him.
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