We love our dogs, and they love us the same way. We talk to them, and they talk to us (kind of). “Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel” by W. Bruce Cameron (Starscape) is a heartwarming book in this series for children.

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Follow the life of Bailey, a golden retriever, as he explores the world around him and as destiny leads him to Ethan, “His Boy.” Read about Bailey’s start, in a puppy mill, and the sadness involved. Learn about Bailey’s desire to fulfill his purpose in life, to protect, care for and love Ethan and his family. The closeness that Bailey has with Ethan is noticeable and unmistakable. How blessed was Bailey to find his forever home with such a great family? The adventures they take prove that, together, Bailey and Ethan can accomplish and overcome many of life’s challenges.

How many of us have had in our lives that one special dog that we call our “heart dog,” that one dog that we had a connection to, that no matter how many other dogs come into our lives, will always have that spot right next to our heart? I recommend this for all young readers and their families to enjoy.