Orca Book Publishers

Browse by Category

NF Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: support dog, abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, facilitator dogs
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 15/Apr/2019
Bookmark and Share
Explore the true story of Iggy, a special dog who helps kids through difficult times. When children disclose abuse, they often navigate an unfamiliar chain of events, sometimes testifying in court. Iggy is a specially trained facilitator dog who helps make each child he meets feel comfortable with the job they have to do. Iggy eases their path with his gentle, nonjudgmental friendship. He can be present for police interviews, counseling sessions, court preparation and testifying. He helps children aged three to eighteen feel more confident. It's a big job, but not too big for a dog with an even bigger heart.

School Library Jounal
"Warm text and cheery images make this accessible title a wonderful tool for children in need of emotional support."

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience. Please visit our Teacher Resources website to access and download materials.

Classroom Materials:

Classroom Projects

Readers Theater Scripts

Teachers' Guides

Resource Guides

Research and Support Materials:

Common Core

Reading Levels

Reaching Reluctant Readers:

Best Books for Struggling Readers


Reading Strategies

You might also be interested in:

Never Give Up
By (author): Kathryn Cole   Illustrated by: Qin Leng