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Kid Konnection: Lola Goes to Work

June 8, 2013

Lola Goes to Work

Lola is a five pound Yorkshire Terrier with a big heart.  She wanted to be a therapy dog but was told she was too small.  She went to school anyway, worked hard and passed the test!  Now Lola goes to nursing homes, libraries, and schools to bring comfort, cheer, and encouragement to those who need it.

Lola Goes to Work, by Marcia Goldman, is the cutest picture book I’ve seen in ages.  I’ve read it over and over and have shown it to anyone who would look at it.  Part of the appeal is the adorable pictures of Lola but there’s so much more to this book!  Lola’s told she’s too small but she’s tries anyway.  She discovers that her classes are hard so she works very hard.  All of her hard work pays off when she passes her class and becomes a certified therapy dog.

This book is sure to appeal to young children.  They’ll be able to relate to being told they’re too small and finding things hard to do.  They’ll cheer for Lola and wish she’d visit their school and hopefully her story will encourage them to try hard too.  There are adorable photographs and a sentence or two on every page.  This book is sure to become a favorite of young children.

The back of Lola Goes to Work includes a page on therapy dogs as well as a teacher resource page that can be used in the classroom or home.  If you have a little one in your life, be sure to check out this wonderful book!

kid konnection newFor more children’s books reviews, go to Booking Mama’s feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Creston Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2013 6:53 am

    This sounds adorable! I especially love dog books that don’t feature tragic things happening to the dogs!

  2. June 8, 2013 9:18 am

    Should you be giving away the ending? Seriously, it’s great to see reviews of children’s books. Even as an old guy, I’m happy to read about children’s books that have a message. Thanks for doing that.

  3. June 8, 2013 9:51 am

    Oh wow – that looks darling!

  4. sandynawrot permalink
    June 8, 2013 1:11 pm

    Forget little kids, I would love to read this book. I’ve always had the fantasy (one of many), when my kids go off to college, I will get a dog and train it to be a therapy dog. I think I need a Lola.

  5. June 8, 2013 9:51 pm

    I love this and it’s a story that I need to tell Gage every single day. Thanks for the recommendation.

  6. June 8, 2013 11:37 pm

    My Bella looks very much like Lola, and I have to see this book!! So adorable. Looks like a great book.

  7. June 9, 2013 6:30 pm

    Love Lola!! I want to make Daisy a therapy dog and am actually looking into doing the classes!!!

  8. June 10, 2013 1:18 am

    Oh my gosh, my daughter would have loved that one. Now we share the same books, but I’m sure she’d still get a kick out of it.

  9. bookingmama permalink
    June 10, 2013 9:44 am

    You are such a sucker for puppies!!!

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