Title: Adventures with Buster: The Adventure Begins with a Guide Dog Named Buster
Author: London Lake Pickett
Illustrator: Lynda Farrington Wilson
Genre: Children, Non-Fiction 3 and up
Series: The Buster Series # 1
Best Read in Order: yes
Purchase Now: Amazon
About the Book:
“Adventures with Buster” is a children’s book that will entertain and educate readers about guide dogs and blindness. This is the first book in which London Lake Pickett shares experiences she has had with her guide dog named Buster.
This is an engaging and enlightening story for people of all ages who were curious about the guide dogs they encounter, in a specific tale about one woman’s story of meeting her new helpmate.
London Lake Pickett is legally blind, and the opportunity came for her to obtain her first working dog: Buster. Follow the story of their first year, as they learn to work together, and she shares some special memories of her life with this special dog.
Illustrated with a lovely set of watercolour prints, the story is short enough to hold a young child’s interest, the illustrations provide pops of color and moments to laugh at, and the story gives several helpful pieces of information about working dogs and what their lives entail. Additionally, she has provided a series of commands that the dogs must master before they are ready to meet their person, as well as several little stories about what happens when nature takes over a dog’s instinct.
Truly a clever little story that provides information and a few laughs, it is a good learning tool for children who may not understand the difference between a “working” dog and one that you can just approach. While this explains those differences, it also introduces an animal as the “eyes” for their person – opening up their world as well with the increase in independence.
I received this book from the author for purpose of honest review for inclusion in the Children Read Week at I am Indeed. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.