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Gobi ~ Review

A Little Dog with a Big Heart
By Dion Leonard
Illustrated by Lisa Manuzak

This is a cute picture book version of Gobi's story and her race across the desert with runner Dion Leonard. Before the race, Gobi and Dion had never seen one another but over the course, they formed a unique bond that would provide Gobi with a home.

Some of the difficulties are skipped in this version but children with enjoy the story and the accompanying illustrations. This is a story of friendship and perseverance and best of all it is a true story. And Gobi is an adorable little dog and who doesn't love a good dog story with a happy ending.

More details about bringing Gobi from China to her new home in Scotland are given following the illustrated story. This is the perfect book for new and early readers to share with their favorite grown-up as they listen or work through the words for themselves.

This book would be a great gift for any animal lover with a little one or two in their household. This book would also be a welcome addition to any library - be it home, school, or public library that services a young readership audience. The illustrations are a delightful addition and for those who want to know what the real Gobi and Dion look like, there is a picture on the back flap of the dust jacket.

I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher through the BookLook blogger program with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

   About the Book:
Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion—a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart is a fun, engaging picture book perfect for families to enjoy together.
Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him for 77 miles of a long 155-mile race across China. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other.
Cross the finish line with Gobi and Dion, the little pup who never quit and the ultramarathon runner who loves her. This amazing true story sparked international attention and will continue to inspire readers as they enjoy this fun picture book perfect for children.
Join these two unlikely friends as they form a winning team for both the race and life!

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