Book Review: Oogy – The Dog Only A Family Could Love

Oogy: The Dog Only A Family Could Love
Larry Levin
 Juvenile Non-fiction 
Grand Central Publishing 


Recommended Audience: Young adult to adult

Summary: True story of a dog that was used as bait in fights that was rescued by a family (the Levins) who ignored his outward appearance (missing an ear and scars all over his face) and saw his inner beauty.

Reaction: This story will tug at the heartstrings and make you want to be a better person. We can learn a lot from Oogy. He appreciated everything and took nothing for granted. Sometimes

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Megan is a middle school student in Hunterdon County. She enjoys spending time teaching her parakeet Blueberry new sounds and letting him fly onto her shoulder. When she isn't playing with Blueberry, she is often chasing her mutt Pepsi around the yard and teaching her fun, new tricks. Megan's goals include creating a hotel for homeless dogs so that they are comfortable and safe until they are adopted and educating people about the importance of spaying/neutering. Her accomplishments include having a birthday party in which guests donated items to a local shelter in lieu of gifts, periodically using her own money to shop frugally for items for a local shelter, educating her peers about the importance of spaying and neutering (based on MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech), donating items to the HarnessLife yard sale, and, most recently, writing book reviews for HarnessLife. Megan doesn't just "flip out" about the pet overpopulation problem; she is also a JOGA level 5 competitive gymnast. She is thrilled to be a volunteer for HarnessLife and hopes that she will help make a difference.

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