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Review of <i>Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic</i> by Monica Carnesi

Title

Review of Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Monica Carnesi

ISBN

978-0-399-25666-0

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Nancy Paulsen Books

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

children's literature, reviews

Review

This charming book recounts the true story of a little dog that was caught adrift on a sheet of ice in the Baltic Sea. After villagers unsuccessfully attempt to rescue the dog from the Vistula River in Poland, the dog continues float on the ice for two days out into the Baltic Sea. Hungry, tired and scared, he is found and rescued by a crew of seamen. He quickly becomes part of the crew and they affectionately name him Baltic. Little Dog Lost is a heartwarming children’s book. With simplicity and clarity, this book describes Baltic’s exciting adventure using basic vocabulary ideal for beginning readers. The fast-paced storyline moves along as quickly as the icy river flows, keeping young readers always engaged and curious as to what will happen to little Baltic next. The playful interplay between the text’s positioning and the illustrations makes every page interesting as well. The soft watercolor illustrations, full of pale blues and whites, perfectly evoke the book’s icy setting. Overall, Little Dog Lost is a skillful adaptation of a true story for children, complemented by a map and a summary of the real life account of Baltic’s journey, which will serve as a valuable tool to teachers. Recommended. Kirsten Setzkorn, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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