Oh, I just want to tell you about this cute book. It is about dogs that want to do good. I believe any child grades 3-6 would love to travel with Buddy and his friends as they move about their neighborhood and even Haven (doggie heaven) setting out to do only what is right. Well for the most part. Buddy is loved by his fellow dog comrades even though his family doesn't seem to treat him well. You'll go to bat for Buddy as he eventually stands before the communal tribunal for his deeds. This is definitely a tale about Buddy.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis