How this book helps: A visually appealing book for young children which shows children bringing their pets to see a vet. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations may encourage them to talk about the experience and ask questions.
Gives a positive view of disability. The blind central character (Dan), in partnership with his faithful guide dog (Diesel), feels like he can 'conquer the world'. The book skilfully reflects the vulnerability Dan feels when he is separated from Diesel.
How this book helps: The Manners books show children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their daily lives. These stories help children to develop their social skills early in a fun and friendly way.
How this book helps: The story shows that appearances are not always as they seem. It has an underlying message that even the youngest and weakest can achieve great and unexpected things with enough determination.
How this book helps: This would be a good choice if you are trying to discourage a child from owning a pet that wouldn't be suitable or practical for their household. It also may make a child realise there is sometimes hard work and inconvenience associated with pet ownership.
This could help a child overcome feelings of jealousy and learn to become friends with someone they may have seen as a rival. It could also help a child cope with their feelings when a new baby comes into the family.
How this book helps: This book emphasises the importance of taking good care of pets.
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