A small brown dog cuddles with a sick child in a hospital bed. As the boy strokes the dog's silky fur, the gentle dog licks the child's hand to cheer him up. In this heart-warming introduction to therapy dogs, beginning readers will learn all about these wonderful furry companions and the important jobs they do. From making patients in hospitals feel better to comforting people in nursing homes and helping children improve their reading skills, these hard-working canines are always ready to do their job. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful pages, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.