During a series of escalating escapes, this loyal dog always finds her way back to Zara, and with one great idea and a little bit of training, the two friends find a way to be together all day long.
Kirkus: "Gianferrari's dog's-eye metaphors for
loneliness and Barton's expressive, energetic mixed-media illustrations
highlight Moose's affection and the joy she brings to others. An
author's note provides a brief description of therapy dogs as well as
two websites for further information.Young children and their dogs will
enjoy this cheery tale." (Picture book. 4-6)
Booklist Starred Review:
"Gianferrari's choice of language fits this determined dog who
viewsgoodbye as 'an itch that couldn't be scratched' or 'tug without
war,hide without seek.' And how welcome that Zara's wheelchair is
portrayedonly in the illustrations, presented as just another facet of
School Library Journal/June Popular Pick: "Like
most dogs, Moose loves'hello' and hates 'goodbye.' 'Hello' is aride in
the car, a pat on thehead, or a visit with her favorite people.
'Goodbye' is a closed doorand being alone. Moose loves 'hello' mostwhen
it involves her favoritehuman, Zara. ... VERDICT: welcome additionto any
school or publiclibrary serving preschool and earlyelementary-age
Shelf Awareness Starred Review: "Effortlessly inclusive, Gianferrari and Barton's creative Hello Goodbye Dog becomes an inviting mirror or window for any child, welcoming every reader in."