My Husband and I are huge Newfoundland dog lovers. When I saw this book I knew I had to add it to our collection. I first bought the digital version, because I frankly didn't have the patience to wait for the print copy to arrive in the mail.
I bought the printed copy as a gift for my husband and our future daughter who will be coming home from China later this year. I know they will read and re-read this BEAUTIFUL STORY together many times over the years. I think this will be a perfect story for our child, who like Bernice in the story, may feel different at times from the other children. I think it sends a positive message that different is not just OK, it can be really be quite wonderful! My Husband loved the gift. He ooohed and aaahhhed over the stunning acrylic artwork and he was deeply touched by the sweet story. The subtitle of the book "Oh my gosh it's a bear!" is a line we have heard hundreds if not thousands) of times when we take our Newfs out in public.
This is now in my top five picks for all children's books. Buy it!
I promise you will not be disappointed.
p.s. Somehow we lucked out and got a copy that was both signed by the author AND "pawtographed" by Bernice. What a wonderful surprise!!