This heartwarming story of compassion and camaraderie invites readers to join in a backyard celebration.
By Norma E. Roth ‧ RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2023
Lovable Lucy, a small pooch who looks like an English toy spaniel, is excited to find out that her humans are throwing a “Barkyard Bash” for her and all the neighbor dogs. She soon realizes that the party is going to be a lot of fun, but with so many friends present, it can be a bit chaotic. Despite the hustle and bustle, Lucy still finds time to comfort her pals who need a little extra support. The fun doesn’t stop when the neighbors leave, and Lucy and her humans continue to splash around in the pool. As the family reflects on the day, Lucy decides that she loves having all her friends together. Roth and Penn use accessible language to tell the story from Lucy’s perspective, and Hernandez’s digital illustrations bring the diverse cast of humans and canines to life. Additionally, a deaf character is represented in the images and an American Sign Language glossary is included for some of the book’s terms. This third installment of the picture-book series celebrates the joy of friendship between Lucy and her human family and canine pals.
Pub Date: July 15, 2023
Page Count: 40
Publisher: Wag Your Tale Press
Review Posted Online: June 30, 2023