This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (Goodreads, B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite
Toby, The Pet Therapy Dog, and His Hospital Friends, written by Charmaine Hammond and illustrated by Rose Anne Prevec, is an adorable book to share with children. Not only is the story enjoyable and the pictures well done, this is a great message to share with children of thinking about others and helping others. Every Wednesday Toby goes to the hospital and spends time with the children and an elderly woman. Toby and those he interacts with all look forward to the Wednesday visits, and Toby helps the children and Mrs. Smith feel better and smile while staying in the hospital.
This story is well written and a good length for young children. Toby is a great role model, even if he is a dog! The children will see and hear about Toby doing this kind act, and this is a positive message encouraging them to help others in a way they are able. The questions included at the end of the book are a great addition to the story as these will force the children to think about and process the story. Also, it helps the children to connect with the story and think about how they have and how they could in the future help others and be a good friend. This book would be a great resource to use in a classroom or small group to help encourage kindness and giving back to others.