Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tween Tuesday Review: Stubby the War Dog

Stubby, a dog from Connecticut, found himself at the training site for the Connecticut National Guard in 1917. He learned some of the commands, made friends with the soldiers, and became a part of something much bigger than he ever expected.

When the soldiers went off to fight in World War I, Stubby went too. He helped out  keeping watch with the men, warning the men of attacks, and soothing aching hearts.

Wounded once, he went back to the line of duty to his friends and to his family. He's still in the hearts and minds of those who knew him and a whole generation just learning about him now.
My Thoughts: A great book on this lovable dog. I love that he knew how to salute and how he knew commands. I love that he drilled with the soldiers and cuddled with them when they needed someone most. I felt bad for J. Robert Conway when he died, but loved the time they had together. Great photographs of Stubby and soldiers round out this book. I really liked seeing his coat and all the medals on it. The only thing missing from this book is maps on where Stubby was during the war. Extensive resources are in the back of the book for further exploration on Stubby's life. Perfect book for animal lovers or for another perspective on war.

Cover Thoughts: Great
Source: Book sent for review.

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