Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends

In this children’s short story, we’re told how beloved Toby, the pet therapy dog, would be so excited every Wednesday when he prepared to head to the nearby hospital to do some mingling with patients who needed some extra love and care during their stay there. He was a huge hit with them and the staff and he was such a great therapy dog- knowing what each patient particularly needed each week he visited.

Ms. Hammond has such a way with her words that no matter if it’s a children’s book or one that adults can enjoy, it seems she can entertain readers of any age without a second thought. I love her conversational tone throughout her books and clearly this children’s book was no exception to that rule. For any fan of Toby, I assure you that you’ll want to read all his books just so you can enjoy his silly antics. This is another Toby book I loved reading and I highly recommend it to readers young and old.

Book Blurb for Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends


Toby is a big, brown, happy dog. Every week his owner takes him to visit and comfort children who are in the hospital. Follow Toby the service dog for a day and see how he makes friends, and makes others happy. Beautifully illustrated, this simple story sends a positive message about community and the importance of kindness and being helpful to others.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 5.00