How to Look for a Lost Dog

How to Look for a Lost Dog

How to Look for a Lost Dog
Ann M. Martin

Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN 9781474906470

11-year-old Rose is autistic and struggles to understand her classmates. But when her father gives her a stray dog, which she names Rain, the dog becomes her best friend, her anchor in a confusing world. So when Rain goes missing during a storm, Rose refuses to stop looking for him...A touching story from the bestselling author of The Babysitters Club.

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How to Look for a Lost Dog4/5

How to Look for a Lost Dog

Ann M. Martin

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Rose, an American girl aged 12 with high-functioning autism, lives with her father and her dog, Rain - so called because they found her a year earlier, wandering in bad weather. A hurricane hits the USA and Rain goes missing. Rose struggles to find Rain but when she does, she is faced with a dilemma - should she trace Rain's original family to return her? She believes in following rules so does the right thing. Alongside the main theme, the story recounts Rose's struggles to fit in with other children who don't understand her preoccupation with rules, prime numbers and homonyms. It is an excellent portrayal of autism but initially a challenging read because of the use of homonyms. At 234 pages, it would be good for readers of 10+ although it is not an easy book to read aloud. 234 pages / Ages 10+ / Reviewed by Kathy Slater, librarian.

Reviewed by: Kathy Slater