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Toby, the Pet Therapy Dog, Says Be a Buddy, Not a BullyToby, the Pet Therapy Dog, Says Be a Buddy, Not a Bully by Charmaine Hammond
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

For the record, Toby the Pet Therapy Dog is not a cognitive behavioral therapist for pets who display chronic bullying-related emotional disorders. The entire pretext of this book is to introduce school-age children to the concept of therapy animals. Aside from a picture illustrating the identifying uniform, the book offers little by way of familiarizing children with the use of service animals as they relate to people with disabilities. Therapy dogs are briefly described as dogs who help when people are sad or not feeling well, which vaguely address the purpose of companion animals, but does nothing to teach children about how service dogs can increase quality of life for those with visual or physical impairments.