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Buddy's Tail by K. Anne Russell
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Apr 21, 11

bookshelves: children-s, animails-death-human-death
Read in April, 2011

BUDDY'S TAIL by K. Anne Russell is an interesting and throught provoking story for young children. Buddy is a big hearted poodle,who has been neglected by his owners,passed from one owner to another until he eventually dies and is taken to Haven,the canine paradise. Here Buddy is reunited with his good friend Mackenzie.
MacKenzie gives Buddy the rules the paradise,which excells at his job of guiding other canines to this Haven. Until he breaks the rules by not only guiding a bomb dog from
Afghanistan,but also help his human Marine partner. This gets Buddy into trouble with the tribune,where he is sent to the perimeter of Haven.Here he breaks another rule by befriending a young girl who has died of cancer.Once again he is taken before the tribune,for this is another infraction. But the young girl,his friend MacKenzie,and the Marine stands up for him and convinces the tribune Buddy is a true hero for helping not only canines but also helping humans on this journey. This is an amazing story that will teach your children responsibilty,the importance of friendship,the bond of love,free will,
animal welfare,and the acceptance of death for both man and pet.What a great read for children ages 9 and up.This book was received for the purpose of review from Bostick Communications and the author and details can be found at Creatspace and My Book Addiction Reviews.

Parents, teachers and kids can find materials at
http://www.buddystail.com

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