This book has received numerous awards and it's no surprise why. It stars off as a typical book about a kid who wants a dog but ends up a loving tribute to dogs in shelters everywhere.
Here's the gist of the story and why I think it's so great:
The family has an idea of what they want when they go to the pound: a young, little, bouncy, happy dog and they find him and take him home. But they also see an elderly, big, slow dog there, the opposite of what they want. But when they go home with the little dog, they can't stop thinking about the other dog. The next day they are all eager when they go back and get the big old dog, too.
As a rescuer of elderly dogs--wonderful, well-trained and sweet animals--I am thrileld by this book and it's message. Suitable for all ages.