Monday, May 30, 2011
Nonfiction Monday: Baghdad Pups by Meish Goldish
The story continues as the SPCAI worked to bring back dogs that had comforted and helped soldiers in Iraq. The program had setbacks when some of the animals were found to have diseases, including rabies, and the soldiers and SPCAI workers had to work against the military, since Operation Baghdad Pups is against the rules. There are more individual stories of dogs and soldiers and a view of the issue from both sides, including a discussion of the expenses involved and the problems both the soldiers and volunteers face.
The final pages include more facts about Operation Baghdad Pups, some information about the mixed breeds common to the area, a glossary, bibliography, further reading, internet links, and index.
Verdict: True animal stories are always popular and this title will be an excellent addition to any collection. Highly recommended.
ISBN: 9781617721502; Published January 2011 by Bearport; Review copy provided by publisher