Beginning readers devoted to such characters as Henry and Mudge, Clifford, and Marley will adore this Dixie adventure, Dixie and the Good Deeds.
Dixie the puppy faces many of the problems elementary school kids do. She wants to be good, but she makes mistakes. She worries about whether she’ll be able to make new friends. She doesn’t understand why bullies can’t just be nice. She wishes she could spend all her time with her BFF, Emma, and feels left out when she can’t.
In Dixie and the Good Deeds, Emma takes on more volunteering projects in her community than she can handle. It’s up to Dixie to come to the rescue. Full-color illustrations by Sarah McConnell add to the humor in this story by Grace Gilman.
Grace Gilman is a former children’s book editor. She lives in New York City.