Written by Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 7, 2013)
This sweet novel in verse book by Marion Dane Bauer is very simple, but touching. Mark is a little boy who wants and needs a dog. But his mother doesn’t want to cooperate with Mark’s plan. Buddy is a little dog who already has a family, but Buddy wants new family who really understand what Buddy really needs.
This lovely and sweet story is great for readers who love dogs. Not only for children, I think this is great for adult readers as well. In addition, the characteristic of the novel in verse makes this book more readable for young readers. This satisfying story is great for children of age of 7 or older who loves the cute story.