From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3—Catie was trained to be a guide dog, but her life takes an unexpected turn when she ends up at the Copley Plaza in Boston helping the concierge. In true Lab fashion, she enthusiastically fulfills all aspects of her job, from going for walks with guests to playing with children. However, she dreams of doing something special. When a young visitor loses her stuffed bear, Catie finally has her chance. Her determination leads to a happy conclusion as she retrieves the toy from the laundry room and becomes a hero. The colorful illustrations bring to life the playful, yet dutiful personality of this appealing canine whether she is strolling down Newbury Street, checking out the Swan Boats in the Public Garden, or resting on her bed in the hotel lobby. This is a straightforward, enjoyable tale based on a real Lab. It will have a lot of dog enthusiasts wishing they could stay at the hotel and hang out with Catie.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA
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About the Author
Deborah Kovacs is the author of more than thirty children's books. She lives in Massachusetts with her family and a husky-shepherd mix called Kai.
Jared T. Williams has illustrated seven books about dogs, and lives in Boston with his wife, Martha, and son, Silas. There is definitely a dog somewhere in the future.