Guy Bacon, an 11 year old student at Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, CT who lost his sister Charlottle during the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, was one of the students who firsthand got to pet and cuddle the therapy dogs that came from across the United States to offer comfort during such a tragic time. Guy shows us pictures of a sampling of the dogs that came to visit and work with the staff and students during the following months after the shooting.
I found this book to be a lovely testament to all the hard work that service dogs and their handlers do for us in a time of need. I loved how he gave a brief bio of the dogs he wrote about and even included a few pictures so we could put a name to a face. I think it's wonderful that Guy chose to honor these wonderful dogs in a book dedicated just to them. Kudos to Guy and the service dogs and handlers who have worked so hard during not only this tragic time, but also during the preparation of this book. Great job!
Newtown, Connecticut has struggled since December of 2012. But the sadness in Newtown got a little bit better because of the therapy dogs that came to visit from around America.THE DOGS OF NEWTOWN, written by Guy Bacon and packed full of beautiful photography is the product of long, snuggle-filled interview sessions, and the mutual love that was, and still is, shared by Guy and the dogs of Newtown. A student at Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, Connecticut, Guy shares the story of some of the most special therapy dogs that visited him and his friends at school and helped lick the tears away.