My Buddy

Title

My Buddy

Authors

Audrey Osofsky

Illustrator

Ted Rand

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

Publication Year

1992

ISBN

9780805017472

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

This easy-to-read, first-person narrative of an unusual friendship demonstrates the desires of the handicapped to be independent and to be treated like everyone else. Graceful watercolor illustrations that emphasize the closeness between boy and dog are a perfect accompaniment to this entertaining and informative book.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

550L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; wheelchair user; mobility; service animal; child with a physical disability

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993
Children's Crown Award, 1993 - 1994
Grades 3-6

Keywords

muscular dystrophy; friendship; reliance; golden retriever; independance; persistance; leadership; pet store; blue and gold backpack

Diversity Impact

direct

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