Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Felipe and Claudette by Mark Teague

Felipe and Claudette by Mark Teague was published in 2019 and is a darling book that shows the importance of animal friendships.

Felipe and Claudette live in an animal shelter and on adoption day all the pets get adopted except for them. Felipe is a cat and Claudette is a crazy dog that barks, tears up her toys, runs in circles, and bounces against the walls. She drives Felipe crazy.

One day a man comes and adopts Claudette. He wants an active playful dog, but when he gets Claudette home, she does none of the things he is promised, so he brings her back because all she does is mope.

Claudette has missed her friend, Felipe, so another home must be found for both of them.

This book is sweet and helps children understand that animals can grieve and miss those they love - humans or other animals.

The pictures in this book are a lot of fun. Mark Teague is great at portraying emotions in his artwork.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

Brandon Hart's donation allowed us to purchase  books for our NICU book project. My friend, Marla gave us her Scholastic coupon, which allowed us to get an additional twelve books. I appreciate their support of our project. Fifty-two more books will head to the NICU.

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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