“…Fleischman does a fine job of explaining the relationship between a blind person and her guide dog…”
The relationship between a blind person and her canine companion is explored in this charming and informative tale of a playful young dog. Nadine, the working dog, never forgets her job is to be the eyes for her owner. But that doesn’t mean she can’t have fun! She delights in playing and certainly seems to find lots of opportunities for mischief.
In this true story told through a first-person narrative, a sight-impaired young woman describes how Nadine loves to pull the dirty laundry out of the hamper, leaving a trail throughout the house. It even sounds as if Nadine is laughing as her owner cleans up the mess! Their first day together as a team begins as they get ready to venture outside. From the struggles to get ready, to the sheer enjoyment of the winter day, to the scary moments along the way, Nadine proves herself trustworthy and reliable. That is until they return home and she gets into mischief again!
About the Author
Carol Chiodo Fleischman is a professional writer who also happens to be blind. Her writing has appeared in books, magazines, and newspapers including the New York Times, Guideposts, Highlights, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has been a member of the Association of Professional Women Writers for more than twenty years and is a sought-after speaker. Fleischman is the recipient of the Best Article of the Year award from the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners. She and her husband share their home in New York with her trusted guide dog.
About the Illustrator
Stephanie Ford earned bachelor of arts degrees in both history and art from Stephen F. Austin State University and teaches high-school art and English. She is the illustrator of Confederate Alphabet and Willy the Texas Longhorn, published by Pelican, and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives with her husband in Barry, Texas.
NADINE, MY FUNNY AND TRUSTY GUIDE DOG
By Carol Chiodo Fleischman
Illustrated By Stephanie Ford
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Special Needs
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dogs
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color photos
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3