Rosie (Paperback)

A Visiting Dog's Story

By Stephanie Calmenson, Justin Sutcliffe (Illustrator), Justin Sutcliffe (Photographer)

Hmh Books for Young Readers, 9780395927229, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 1998

List Price: 6.95*
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Description

Sutcliffe's masterfully composed photographs evince an eye for color, clarity, and balance as they document Rosie's puppyhood and early training, then capture spontaneous scenes of her at work with disabled children and despondent nursing-home residents. Accompanied by Calmenson's succinct yet sensitive descriptions of Rosie's varied work situations, each pictured visit attests to the joy and comfort Rosie brings to others. This is a close-up, valuable, and charming look at the contributions made by working dogs like Rosie."-ALA Booklist



Praise For Rosie: A Visiting Dog's Story

"Early on, Rosie proved to be a good listener and to have a friendly and happy disposition--all good indications that she was temperamentally suited to be a visiting dog, specially trained to cheer people who are ill or sad or lonely...Sutcliffe's masterfully composed photographs evince an eye for color, clarity, and balance as they document Rosie's puppyhood and early training, then capture spontaneous scenes of her at work with disabled children and despondent nursing-home residents. Accompanied by Calmenson's succinct yet sensitive descriptions of Rosie's varied work situations, each pictured visit attests to the joy and comfort Rosie brings to others. This is a close-up, valuable, and charming look at the contributions made by working dogs like Rosie." Booklist, ALA

"The generous full and half-page photographs depict Rosie's...training and her interactions with the sick or disabled children and the elderly people she visits. The heartwarming encounters will satisfy readers of all ages. Calmenson closes her enthusiastic account of the work of 'therapy dogs' with the addresses of associations that can supply further information." Horn Book