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Jamey's father walked into the kitchen, holding a surprise. It was an adorable black lab puppy. "A puppy? For me?" Jamey shouted. "Not just any puppy. With your help, he'll grow up to use his sight and other senses to help a person who can't see," said her dad. Little did Jamey know that an incredible bond would soon grow between her and Indy, the tiny puppy destined to become a guide dog.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JUV002070
Genre Fiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers
Copyright 2017
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Hound Town Chronicles
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781684020195, 9781684020706, 9781684021437
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey FIC
Dimensions 7 x 9
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Guided Reading Level P
Lexile Reading Level 680
Author E. Merwin
 

School Library Connection Review for Hound Town Chronicles

This is a very readable set of early chapter books about service dogs. The simple plots and informative text make a winning combination. In each short book, a child is introduced to a dog, an adult explains how the dog is trained, and there is always an opportunity for the dog to help a character in the story. Along the way, the reader is also introduced to various breeds and situations. The simple illustrations show characters from all walks of life and many ethnicities. There are also questions at the end on a “What do you think?” page. This is a nice series to use in learning about helpers. Glossary. Table of Contents.
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Bookworm for Kids Blog Review of My Indy

Jamey’s father walked into the kitchen, holding a surprise. It was an adorable black lab puppy. “A puppy? For me?” Jamey shouted. “Not just any puppy. With your help, he’ll grow up to use his sight and other senses to help a person who can’t see,” said her dad. Little did Jamey know that an incredible bond would soon grow between her and Indy, the tiny puppy destined to become a guide dog.

Through a heart-warming tale, this book reveals the process of how a puppy becomes a guide dog and will have young readers wishing they could train one of their own.

It’s Independence Day, and Jamey receives a huge surprise—a puppy. But this isn’t just any puppy. Jamey is to train the puppy for one year, so that it can later become a guide dog for people who can’t see.

This is a story, which simply leaves a smile on the face. Indy is a lively puppy who bubbles with energy and curiosity. It’s fun to watch him as he gets into normal puppy problems, although the great task of being a guide dog awaits him in the future. In this story, he’s the perfect companion and friend of a warm-hearted girl, Jamey. The interactions and patience between the two is a sheer joy to read about. Indy, the dog, has a lot to learn, but it’s not only the training and following of commands which make Guide Dogs so special. Indy and Jamie have a loving relationship built on trust and patience. Jamie takes her job seriously, but the job never over-shadows the bond the two share. The ending is a little sad but also full of hope.

At the end of the book, there is a glossary to help readers pronounce and understand more difficult words used during the story. There are also a list of question to help readers better understand the story.

Glossary of key words
Index
Sources for further research