Monday, August 15, 2011

Rescuing Rover by Raymond Bial

This book is about dogs that need help across the US. They need help because they are abused, not cared for, or are homeless. In this book, there was a couple who found a dog in a brand new pet carrier while they were taking their trash to the dumpster.  The dog had her mouth taped shut. The couple took pity on the poor dog and took her home. According to the book, the dog is now happy and healthy. Although animal shelters can help with these problems, we need everyone to pitch in and help them. The shelters cannot do it alone. The book, also, details a day in a life of an animal shelter worker.  Although the job can be sad and heartbreaking it can also be joyful and pleasant.  The author gives good information about bad breeders and puppy mills.  He informs us about how we can help them. This book starts out sad by telling the tragic story of a dog but ends happy by telling you how you can adopt and help them.
Overall, I thought it was a good book because it informed me about this terrible situation. It also influenced me and made me want to help them. I would recommend this book for children in grades 3rd and up that are not too sensitive.  This is because it had some really sad parts. Though it is sad it is a real problem that needs a real solution.

Reviewer Age:10
Reviewer City, State and Country: Purcellville, VA USA