All posts tagged: Kilee Brookbank

A little dog saves the girl he loves in a house fire–for young readers–DIGGER

By Leslie Lindsay  A touching story for young readers about a little dog who saves the girl he loves when their house experiences a fire due to a gas leak.  Told in verse from the POV of little Digger, a blond terrier, and Kilee’s sidekick who watches as ‘his girl’ is badly burned during a home gas explosion. Digger barks and barks and barks, alerting neighbors that something is wrong, and waking Kilee when she falls unconscious. DIGGER THE HERO DOG is intended for young readers and their caregivers. The illustrations are bold and colorful and portray a very close likeness to the real Kilee and Digger.The traumatic pieces of the story are glazed over but the important message is about gas safety and the love of a dog for his girl. The end of the book contains information about Shriner’s Hospital, gas safety (including a scratch-n-sniff sticker so kids can identify the smell of gas). This is an important read and one kids—especially animal lovers—will identify. May is also National Pet Awareness Month, so what better time than …