Annie Loses Her Leg but Finds Her Way By Sandra Philipson, illustrated by Robert Takatch
Based on an actual incident, this is both a touching and funny story of a nine year old English Springer Spaniel who loses her front leg to cancer. Annie and her high-spirited, naughty brother Max, experience her illness and recovery in very different ways. Max is in denial, and Annie is in a state of sad acceptance. It isn't until they meet Samantha, a three legged Golden Retriever, that they both begin to heal. Annie Loses Her Leg but Finds Her Way is a story of love, loss, friendship, healing, and optimism that is most appropriate for children in grades 1-5 but can be used by children of all ages who love inspirational dog stories. The back pages of the book contain thought questions and writing prompts so children can write about their feelings and create their own stories. PAPERBACK!