Feb 102020

Doggy Defenders: Willow the Therapy Dog by National Geographic Kids

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Lexile Measure: 500 (What’s this?)
Series: Doggy Defenders
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (August 13, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426334478
ISBN-13: 978-1426334474

Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Follow the real-life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day.

In this endearing read-aloud picture book, readers meet helping hound Willow, and follow her as she spends an exciting day at work. Gorgeous photography brings to life the true stories of sweet Willow’s role as a therapy dog in Washington, D.C. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Willow visits patients at a hospital, helps children read at a library pajama party, and brings smiles to people who need them. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-worthy photographs. Good dog, Willow!

I love dogs! This book in the Doggy Defenders series, is geared toward kids aged 4-8 years but adults will love it too.

Megan adopted Willow from a rescue organization. Willow was a former racing Greyhound, who then becomes a therapy dog, visiting hospital patients, schools, veterans, and libraries. She comforts all she comes in contact with, and is a big hit with everyone who meets her.

I love that the book has many great photos to help tell Willow’s story. You can see the joy on peoples faces when Willow, and the other therapy dogs, are near.

This was a great book for all ages! I love that Willow was adopted, I love that she was trained to be a therapy dog, and I love that she gave happiness and comfort to so many people.

I highly recommend this book to children and adults. It is a short read but is a feel good book that will brighten your day.

I enjoyed this book so much that I plan on reading the other books in the series.

2020 Non-Fiction Challenge

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  8 Responses to “Book Review:
Doggy Defenders: Willow the Therapy Dog
by National Geographic Kids”

  1. This sounds like a truly wonderful book!

  2. I love this series, too, and know my son would have when he was young.

  3. Sounds sweet, thanks for sharing your nonfiction challenge read.

  4. That’s a great book that my granddaughter would love. She will be 6 at the end of the month. I have two books lined up for the nonfiction challenge & I think I’ll look for this one too.

    Let us know about Kaiyo ❤️xo

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