This was a good book to read. Unfortunately, every time I pick up a book about a dog I know there is going to be at least one human being who doesn’t treat the animal well. That being said, of course that happened. This book begins with Ginger, a golden retriever, being born in a puppy mill. She is then adopted by a family that doesn’t deserve her and from there her story continues on with some good fortune and some bad fortune. I love how the author added in really good information about the correct care of animals in real life.
Review by Kelli Handy, Vista Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: 4th to 7th
Ginger (Dog Diaries, Book 1)
Written by Kate Klimo, Illustrated by Tim Jessell
Release Date: January 8, 2013
ISBN: 9780307978998 (hardcover)