Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty!
by Lisa Dunn-Dern


Visikid Books, 2007. ISBN 1933156201.
Reviewed by Carolyn Blankenship
Posted on 07/05/2007

Young Readers

"My job is to go to school, ask questions, try my best, and have a good time," says the little girl who tells this story. Everyone in the family has a job, and their dog Duncan's job is to be a therapy dog at the nearby children's hospital. This is a children's book that affirms the idea that everyone (even the family pet) can be of service and has something to share. Children will be introduced to the healing and comfort brought to people of all ages by therapy dogs. Though the ending is a bit abrupt, the illustrations are warm and colorful, and the concepts empowering. And who could not love the adorable Dr. Duncan Dog?

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