A Friend Like Iggy

  • Photographs by: Ian Richards
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:support dog, abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, facilitator dogs
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  • Pub Date:04/15/2019
  • Age Groups:NF Picture Book
  • Lexile:610L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:N
Hardcover
9781772600841
$18.95 USD
The true story of Iggy, a special dog who helps kids navigate difficult times. When children disclose abuse, they often navigate an unfamiliar chain of events, sometimes testifying in court. Iggy is a specially trained facilitator dog, and his job is to make each child he meets comfortable with the job they have to do. Iggy eases their path with his gentle, non-judgmental friendship. He can be present for police interviews, counseling sessions, court preparation, and testifying. He helps children aged three to eighteen feel more comfortable and confident. It’s a big job, but not too big for a dog with an even bigger heart.
Warm text and cheery images make this accessible title a wonderful tool for children in need of emotional support.
– School Library Journal
A Friend Like Iggy is slim, the presentation visually inviting. The up-close, often full-page photos make it highly suitable for sharing. Readers/listeners will identify with the volunteer youngsters posing in the photos...Highly Recommended
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens   | 2019  |  
"A Best Spiritual Book of the Year" from Spirituality & Practice   | 2019  |  Commended