Looking out for Sarah

by Lang, Glenna.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB LANG
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Collection  Preschool Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PS PB LANG
CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians General Shelves BRAILLE qj FICTION Lang
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  General Shelves
Call Number  BRAILLE qj FICTION Lang
In this story of friendship, loyalty, and trust, readers spend a day in the life of Sarah and her guide dog, Perry. Perry helps Sarah go shopping, to the post office, and take the train to school. Sarah, a blind musician and teacher, entertains the children and tells them about the time she and Perry walked from Boston to New York to show the world what a blind person can accomplish with the help of a guide dog like Perry.

Told from the perspective of Perry, readers will learn about the service of seeing-eye dogs and how anything can be accomplished through perseverance and friendship.

Expressive, stylized paintings in bold colors and simple shapes convey the extraordinary relationship between Sarah and Perry.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3-8. Based on a true story, this handsome picture book tells of a day in the life of a guide dog, Perry, a black Labrador retriever who looks out for his blind owner, Sarah. Every page shows the close bond between the strong, active woman and the beloved companion who helps her be independent. Walking in the street, shopping, working, and relaxing at home, they are together. The narrative is true to Perry's viewpoint, whether he's enjoying the soft carpet and the crumbs under the table or leading Sarah up the steps of the post office or feeling the wind flattening his ears as he runs in the park. The gouache art, in bold, saturated colors and flat, well-defined shapes, is both childlike and sophisticated, with Perry at the center of the big pictures. Once Sarah and Perry walked 300 miles, from Boston to New York, and children will be caught up by the excitement of the journey as well as by the depiction of what a guide dog can do. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Based on a real black Labrador retriever and his owner, this story tells about the relationship between a blind woman and her lead dog, their daily routine and a walk they once took from Boston to New York. Ages 3-8. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Guide dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Blind -- Juvenile fiction.
Braille books -- Specimens.
Guide dogs -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Blind -- Fiction.
Braille books.
Publisher Watertown, Mass. : Boston :Talewinds ;2003
National Braille Press, Inc.,
Language English
Notes Text in English with Braille on transparent plastic sheets alternating with print pages. Spiral bound.
"Children's Braille Book Club"--Prelim. p.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) of print and braille : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 1570916071
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