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Forever Dog

A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Cochran  Bill
Publisher: HarperCollins
Subject/Category: K-3
Year Reviewed:: 2008
ISBN: 9780060539399
Review: Illustrated by Dan Anderson. Mike gets a puppy and they grow up doing everything together and even shake on a promise to be forever friends. But Corky gets sick and dies at the Vet's and Mike is angry that Corky broke the promise of forever. A touch of motherly wisdom helps Mike work through his loss and anger to see that a change in focus from anger to happy memories lets him keep his friend in his heart forever. A compassionate story that is classic Cochran complemented by illustrations that reinforce the quirky character traits and special bond of Mike and Corky.

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