Canuck Place Dog Book

Poppy reading "The Dog" book

The Dog was inspired by a visit to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, where Poppy the therapy dog is a companion to children with life-threatening illnesses, their families, and the hospice’s clinical care team.  This book is a story for young children that illustrates how warmth, companionship, compassion provides comfort, especially when times are tough. The story lends itself to opening discussions with children around the meaning and importance of compassion and caring for one another.

Canuck Place has partnered with BC Educator, Diane Nelson, to develop a teacher’s guide for discussion and activities in the classroom around the Dog Book.

The Dog is available at Indigo, Kidsbooks, and Amazon with a portion of proceeds supporting care at Canuck Place.