Buddy's New Friend

A Children's Picture Book - Pet Adoption & Teaching Compassion (Luna & Asher 2)

Children - Animals
38 Pages
Reviewed on 05/20/2017
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Author Biography

P.T. Finch is a children's book author who enjoys packing engaging plots into short stories that are entertaining while teaching valuable lessons and life skills.

Gohkan Bas is a professional illustrator who has created illustrations and other artwork for children's books, educational books, t-shirts, and even keepsakes such as decorative clocks. He works in mixed media including digital and traditional forms. Gokhan teamed up with P.T. Finch to create the kids? picture book, 'Start With Sorry' with illustrations that combined digital background images and characters with kids' drawings produced using traditional wax crayons.

Jody Mullen is a highly sought-after writer and editor whose diverse portfolio includes public relations and marketing, corporate communications, and government grant proposals. She is also an acclaimed professional singer who has performed in venues such as Don't Tell Mama (NYC) and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She holds an A.B. from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Buddy’s New Friend is an enchanting and educational children’s book, written by P.T. Finch and illustrated by Gokhan Bas. Young siblings, Luna and Asher, are surprised when their cat, Buddy, approaches them, looking very sad. Being left alone for so long each day when the family is at school and work has left him longing for companionship. Instead of going to a pet shop, the family goes to the local animal shelter and soon rescues an old dog, Sam, in need of a forever home. With love, understanding and patience, Buddy not only learns to make room in his life for a dog, but also finds him to be a treasured friend.

I not only enjoyed the realism in this tale, but also the emotional aspect from both animals and humans alike. P.T. Finch’s incredible tale of a lonely pet which craves company, while being left alone so often during the day, touches on the lives of so many people around the world. Both the story and the illustrations enlighten readers, showing them that they are not the only ones who suffer without companionship. Animals can become so very lonely when their owners are away, and by a simple act of kindness in adding another pet to the mix – in this case, an old dog whose previous owners had moved overseas – Buddy was no longer alone in the home when the humans were out and about.

Time, love and patience are the three essential ingredients in making a new pet welcome in any home, and by rescuing an animal from an animal shelter (in lieu of a pet store, most of which acquire their sales from the products of puppy mills), an old dog gains a new home, a new family, and a new animal-brother with which to spend the rest of his days. Buddy’s New Friend is not only well written, but the illustrations help tell the incredible story of a family of six, who emotionally save each other. I thoroughly enjoyed Buddy’s New Friend, and recommend it to all readers, both young and old, as it shows the importance of animal shelters in helping older animals find their new forever home.