Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

Luis Carlos Montalván and Bret Witter, photos by Dan Dion. Roaring Brook, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-59643-891-0
Based on Montalván and Witter’s 2012 adult title Until Tuesday, the real-life story of an Iraq veteran (Montálvan) with PTSD and his service dog is presented for young readers in intimate photographs and easy-to-grasp descriptions. Tuesday, a golden retriever, tells readers about his life with his owner, Luis: “I even sleep with him, which helps control his nightmares.” Photographs show New York City residents Luis and Tuesday during their morning routine (Tuesday brings Luis his socks and shoes), visiting a restaurant, meeting other veterans, and traveling on the subway (“Luis doesn’t like crowds. So he hugs me while we ride”), eventually arriving at Coney Island. A moving story about companionship, loyalty, and the value of service dogs. Ages 4–8. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/21/2014
Release date: 05/27/2014
Genre: Children's
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