The Guide Dog
|By||Gina Dawson - Illustrations by Kate Bouman|
|Book Size||387 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||16 Jan 2022|
|Subject Classification||Personal & social issues|
Noah is visiting Grandma and Grandpa in the city and he’s in for a big surprise – he meets Gus, Grandpa’s new dog. Grandpa cannot see well, and Gus is his guide dog. Now, instead of being at home a lot, Grandpa is out nearly every day! Noah follows along with Grandma and sees Grandpa ride on a bus, find road crossings and seats, and avoid obstacles, all by using teamwork. Gus even avoids an accident by refusing to move because he can see something that Grandpa cannot!
Written in a sensitive and friendly style and beautifully illustrated, Gus the guide dog is a lovely educational story about the teamwork and close bond between a man with low vision and his guide dog.
Gina Dawson is a teacher who spent fifteen years presenting programs on a variety of social and personal issues to students of all ages across all school sectors. She knows how to present facts on a range of topics and promote discussion in a way that is fun, non-threatening and entirely comfortable. As well as her interest in youth well-being, Gina is a lifelong lover of dogs, an experienced trainer and is cognizant of the disability sector. She volunteers for a Service Dog organisation and is keen to educate children about the many roles dogs play in society. Now retired, Gina’s passion is writing children’s books that educate and promote awareness, as well as ghost writing memoirs. Her other interests include reading, walking, architecture, travelling, and spending time with family, friends and of course her dog.