McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells and illustrated by Susan Jeffers is a re-imagined and newly depicted story that was originally published in the 90s. Following the story of a young stray left out in the cold, scrounging for food, McDuff Moves In features this young pup and the family who takes him in to eventually become his forever home. It’s a sad, but cute story that comes with a very happy ending and a hopeful message for anyone reading it.
It’s easy to imagine exactly the path that this story takes; a puppy has no home, the puppy wanders around, people find the puppy, they bring the puppy home and give him food, eventually they decide to keep the puppy. It’s sweet, to the point, and your kids will love it. The illustrations are also perfect and adorable in every way, making this an incredibly enjoyable family read.
And, even more fun is that this book provides some resources in the back for how one can adopt dogs who are in need of a home, which I thought was pretty cool. Of course, this is only useful in the event that your family is looking to add a pup to your family. It may be something you’ll want to skip if you have a kid who wants a dog while you’re not intending on getting one.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.