The Rescues Finding Home

Red Comet. (The Rescues: Bk. 1). Sept. 2023. 40p. Tr $14.00. ISBN 9781636550763.
K-Gr 2–This launches a new early reader series by the author of the “Charlie Joe Jackson” middle grade books. The charming addition to the field introduces Moose and Bear, two dogs at a shelter that get rescued by a woman who helps them when they are stuck in a bush. Later in the story, the friends meet a stray cat and help him become part of the family. Short sentences follow a comfortable pattern, ideal for young readers. Moose and Bear are lovable characters that children will immediately connect with. Readers will root for Moose, who has one eye, and Bear, who has three legs, from the first page. Their funny dialogue is similar to Laura Vacarro Seeger’s “Dog and Bear” series and James Marshall’s “George and Martha” books. Pate’s soft illustrations capture the heart of the story and are a perfect match to Greenwald’s sweet text.
VERDICT Budding readers will devour this series opener and be eager for more. A highly recommended new addition to the beginning chapter book section.

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