Hello Goodbye Dog Blog Tour


I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for this new picture book featuring two of my very favorite things  – dogs and books! I am GIVING AWAY a copy of the book over on my Instagram today as well ~ stay tuned to @theloudlibrarylady for a chance to win!

Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari
Illustrated by Patrice Barton
(Roaring Brook Press – July 25, 2017)

HELLO GOODBYE DOG is an incredibly sweet story about a dog who just does NOT want to stay at home without his girl, since there is nothing he loves more than HELLO! Everytime Zara tells Moose “Goodbye” when she leaves for school, he gets so so upset and expresses things like, “Goodbye was an itch that couldn’t be scratched” and chases after her. After enough attempts, he eventually proves just how wonderful he can be at school and ends up being trained as a therapy dog! He passed tests on temperament, sitting down, staying, being with children, being around wheelchairs and finally is certified as a class reading dog.

This story is just adorable and a perfect fit for parents, children, teachers and librarians who appreciate the power of a dog in creating a warm and welcoming environment for readers. As a librarian with a Read to Rover program, this book has been field tested with the students and dog/handler team – it was met with a resounding HOORAY! The author’s note at the end includes information on therapy dogs and therapy dog reading programs, which I really can’t speak highly enough about. Every single child who has had the opportunity to participate in this program at my school has been overwhelmed with happiness and so so eager to do it again.

I have now purchased 3 copies of this book – 1 for home, 1 for school and 1 for our Read to Rover team – the Read to Rover handler at my school just absolutely fell in love with the book!

About the Author

Maria Gianferrari is the author of the Penny & Jelly books, Officer Katz and Houdini as well as Coyote Moon, an ALA Notable Book, a Junior Library Guild Selection and her first book for Roaring Brook Press. For Maria, hello is sunshine after a snowstorm, the scent of cinnamon, and happy greetings from her beloved mutt, Becca. Maria lives in northern Virginia with her dog, Becca, her scientist husband and her artist daughter.


*Monday, July 24th:                           Pragmatic Mom + THREE book giveaway!
*Two for Tuesday, July 25th:           Librarian’s Quest + Reading for Research
*Wednesday, July 26th:                     Homemade City
*Thursday, July 27th:                         Kid Lit Frenzy
*Friday, July 28th:                               Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook
*Monday, July 31st:                            Picture Books Help Kids Soar
*Tuesday, August 1st:                        Bildebok
*Wednesday, August 2nd:                 The Loud Library Lady
*Thursday, August 3rd:                     DEBtastic Reads!
*Friday, August 4th:                           Mamabelly’s Lunches with Love
*Monday, August 7th:                        Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)
EXTRA: August 25th:                         Kidlit411—Interview with Patrice Barton

8 thoughts on “Hello Goodbye Dog Blog Tour

  1. This is a must read (and study) book for me, especially as a dog lover! I love the idea of this book and can’t wait to share it too. Our elementary school has a therapy dog owned by one of the teachers.

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  2. And thank you dear Kate/very loud library lady for all of the shout outs & support for this book!! It means so much to me ❤ ❤ !!


  3. Pingback: To All The Dogs I’ve Loved Before… Maria Gianferrari’s Inspirations for “Hello Goodbye Dog” (plus a giveaway!) | Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

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