Monday, September 11, 2017
Gobi by Dion Leonard
Illustrated by Lisa Manuzak
A little dog with a big heart.
This is a hardback children's book that is beautifully illustrated and tells a true story. It's a standard hardback size, maybe around a 10x12 with a cover jacket. I'm not sure what kind of illustrations they are. The people are not real to life and yet they are not caricatures either or I wouldn't call them that anyway.
The story is about Dion's run through the Gobi Desert. On the second day of the race, a little stray desert dog finds the runners and attaches himself to Dion and runs the remainder of the race with him. Dion doesn't have extra food, but he shares a little with the dog. Other runners also share food with Gobi from their own stashes.
The dog wants to stick with Dion and be his forever friend. This is challenged when Dion goes to run through a river and the dog knows he couldn't make it. Just in time, Dion remembers and comes back and carries the dog across the river.
It's a nice story that can also bring home the character qualities of faithfulness and loyalty and kindness.
I received this book from Book Look Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review.
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