Tuesday, November 26, 2019

COVER REVEAL! - Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog


I hope you've read Lisa Papp's adorable series about sweet Madeline Finn and her love for dogs.  Here are the first two books in the series:

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog          Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog

The very first thing we learn about Madeline is she does NOT like to read.  In fact, she is so determined in her dislike of reading she claims to not even like reading the menu of the ice cream truck!  However, thanks to her local librarian, Madeline is encouraged to read... to Bonnie, the library dog!  Madeline finds herself at the library every week to read to sweet Bonnie and the best thing about Bonnie is she just listens.  She doesn't tell Madeline she's wrong or slow and best of all she's help Bonnie to keep trying.  But one day Bonnie doesn't come to the library and Madeline learns she has to think of all the positive feelings she has when she's with Bonnie in order to succeed.  And when Bonnie does come back, she has a surprise for Madeline!

In the second book, Madeline learns that there are lots of pets who are waiting for forever homes and they are usually found in animal shelters.  After visiting her local shelter, she learns that there are many animals who need some love and donations.  Madeline puts together a drive for supplies and invites everyone to visit the shelter and to bring a blanket and a book.  When the day arrives, Madeline thinks people aren't coming as the time goes by and no one comes.  It's a big surprise for her when lots of people show up - there had been a line at the library to check out books, that's why everyone is so late!  All of the animals are read to and get some love... some may even find their forever home!

Now it's time for book 3 in this lovely series!  I'm so excited to share more about Madeline and her love for dogs.

Here's the summary for Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog:

Madeline Finn and her pet dog Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests to become a therapy dog. Accompanied by Mom, Mrs. Dimple, and Bonnie, she and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can't stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair, who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help?

This final companion book to the previous Madeline Finn and the Library Dog and Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog provides a heartwarming exploration of the therapy dog training process and a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference in her community.

I'm in love with it already!  From the little sneak peak I had I can tell you this may be my favorite book yet!  Be sure to look for it in September 2020!

And now the moment you've been waiting for!  Introducing:

Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog
by Lisa Papp
published by Peachtree Publishers

Aren't you in love?  Make sure it is on your fall TBR list.  It's going to be a great book to use to talk about compassion and care within your communities - maybe even within your own book community!

Thanks to Elyse at Peachtree for letting me have this wonderful opportunity to share the cover with everyone!


  1. How wonderful!!! Loved the other two books. Hooray for therapy dogs :)

  2. I cannot wait for this book! My niece and nephews love the Madeline books -- and dogs. :)