Monday, November 7, 2022

Slow Dog by Joy Johnston, Lana Lee illustrator

 

Bright and full of energy, Destiny is excited to meet her grandmother's new dog, but Murphy is so slow he is more like a turtle than a dog! Destiny likes to move fast because there is so much to see and do. Destiny tries hard to be friends with Murphy, but his slow pace frustrates her. In a magical moment at the park, Murphy shows Destiny all the wonderful things in the world around her that she has missed in her need for speed.

Murphy the slow dog won't win any races, but he will win the hearts of children and parents alike while demonstrating the benefits of thoughtfulness and gratitude in our fast-paced world. Slow Dog, inspired by a real-life rescue dog, celebrates moving at one's own pace.

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About The Author


Joy Johnston is an award-winning author based in Atlanta who writes about family caregiving issues. When she's not writing she's taking care of her senior dog Murphy and a pair of young tuxedo cats named Serena and Dorian, all adopted from local rescue groups. Slow Dog is her first children's book.

 

My Review


 

A sweet, beautifully illustrated, story of being slow, and what is gained.
A grandmother adopts a new dog, and what happens when her granddaughter meets and wants to play with Murphy! What a surprise, Destiny is in for!
A delightful book to share with your young one, and good life lessons, of what we can gain by going slower!
I received this book though LibraryThing, and was not required to give a positive review.

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