A young boy wonders what his dog’s life was like before he adopted him from the shelter.
2007, G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Humane Society KIND Children’s Picture Book Award Winner
ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award Winner
“Children are likely to beg their parents for a trip to the shelter after reading this moving book.” — Kathleen Odean, Booklist
“The text and illustrations create moods that shift between poignant and blissful.” — School Library Journal
“Boelts’s restrained text and Walker’s affecting illustrations combine to pack a small wallop directly to the hearts of dog-loving children who will almost certainly give their pets an extra hug afterwards.” — Kirkus Reviews