Written by: Stenetta Anthony
Endearing is a great word to describe A Home for Sally. If you have ever rescued, or adopted, a puppy or animal this book is sure to warm your heart. There are so many great lessons to teach children in this lovely story without them even knowing it. They will see that there is acceptance in the world for who they are, flaws and all, and kind people to help along the way.
Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family:
1. On the first page, which of Mrs. Brooks puppies would you want to take home?
2. Do you think the kennel took good care of the dogs? How?
3. Which illustration is your favorite and why?
4. What would you name a dog you adopt?
5. How do you think Sally will act in her new home?
6. Will her life be different being born without one paw?
7. Does Sally look happy or sad in the end?
8. How can pets make your life happier?
9. How can having a pet be a lot of work?
This is a good opportunity to speak with your child about how Loving Care Kennel, and facilities like this, have a process set up so animals are adopted by responsible owners. You can point out all the paperwork that is being signed along the way in the story. This was a good decision by Mrs. Brooks. If she were to just give the puppies away, she would not know what type of home they would end up in. It is also an opportunity to speak to your child about how no matter what the puppies looked like on the outside, on the inside they all just want to be loved.
You can purchase this wonderful book here: A Home for Sally
Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon
It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.