In Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog, a companion to the award-winning Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, Madeline Finn finds a way to help more dogs and read more stories.
The book is available at Books of Wonder, an independent bookstore located at 18 West 18th Street, New York City, not so far from the Stonewall Inn. This wonderful children’s bookstore has a treasure trove of new and rare, signed and unsigned books. You can of course order online but if you are in New York City and love books, be sure to pay a visit. There is also a new uptown store.
In Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog, Madeline Finn asks her mother for a puppy every single day. Finally, Mom says yes, and Madeline Finn chooses Star, one of the puppies born to Mrs. Dimple’s dog Bonnie. Then Mrs. Dimple tells Madeline Finn about animal shelters—a place many other pets come from. After a visit to their local shelter, Madeline Finn has some questions. Does anyone play with the shelter dogs, or snuggle with them, or read to them? Questions lead to answers, and ideas, and soon Madeline Finn and her human and animal community discover that there are lots of ways for small people to make a big difference