Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog|Lisa Papp
Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog
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Madeline Finn is training her dog Star to become a therapy dog. Will they pass the test? A beautiful story of empathy, perseverance, and community from Lisa Papp.
Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests to become a therapy dog. Accompanied by Mom, Mrs. Dimple, and Bonnie the library dog, Madeline and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can't stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help?
Author-illustrator Lisa Papp's empathetic, feel-good story explores the therapy dog training process and provides a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference. Paired with warm, gentle illustrations, this book is ideal for social emotional learning and discussions about self-esteem, volunteering, community, and--of course--therapy animals.


  • ISBN-13: 9781682631492
  • ISBN-10: 1682631494
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: September 2020
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8