4 out of 4 stars
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Unlike humans, dogs have unconditional love and affection. They show love to their owners, regardless of the situation. For this reason, it's only fair that we reciprocate the love by taking good care of all our pets. If taken good care of, the bond between pets and their owners becomes unbreakable. Jasper the Wonder Dog by Richard Halliday, illustrated by Paz Fernandez, is a non-fictional book about Jasper, the author's dog.
Jasper has been living with his family for a year, which equals seven dog years. On their way to California, in a desert, he hears the engine, then realizes that either his family has forgotten him or he has been abandoned. He wandered into the desert, trying to find some food and water to survive. After days of wandering, he gets rescued by a sweet rescue lady. She takes him to a rescue home where Willow Morningstar cares for him and his newly found friends. When the author came to pick him from the rescue home and take him to his permanent home, he was thrilled. Will he enjoy his stay at his forever home?
Although this book has only thirty-one pages, each page is divided into two parts. This means that in other formats, it'll have sixty-two pages. It is written from the first-person point of view and narrated by Jasper, the dog. The first part of each page contains pictorial illustrations, while the second part contains the actual story.
I liked several things about this book. But what I liked the most was that the dog narrates the story. This made me see the dog through entirely different lenses. I didn't view Jasper as just a pet; I felt his pain and celebrated his successes. It made me develop empathy and compassion for dogs and all pets in general. Since I didn't find any grammatical errors while reading, this book was exceptionally edited.
In conclusion, there's nothing I disliked about this book. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I didn't rate it lower because I didn't notice any flaws during my entire reading. I recommend it to children between the ages of eight and thirteen.
Jasper The Wonder Dog
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