By Mary Beth on September 14, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase 2 of 2 people found this review helpful, 5 stars
I just finished reading A Dog for Leo, by Kandi M. Siegel. I feel compelled to say that I found this story not only to be well-written, but also very heart-warming. It reminded me of the talks I had with my sons about being responsible and taking care of a dog. It was easy for me to identify with each of the characters in the book and become involved in the story. The parts about Leo at school and doing his homework brought me back to my school days. I felt the joy that Leo felt when he played with the puppy and also the exhaustion he felt when taking care of all those puppies. The author used words to paint a picture that I could see in my mind as I read. She brought me to Leo's world and allowed me to share his excitement, hope, frustration, sadness, and then his joy. I recommend this book highly and congratulate the author on a job well done!
The faith of a child
By Jay Blotcher on October 8, 2015
Format: Paperback1 of 1 people found this review helpful 5 stars
The best way to write a book for children is to possess the faith of a child. Kandi Marsh Siegel has created a story that has the wide-eyed wonder and goodness that children naturally respond to. There is no cynicism to be found in this sweet story of a boy who needs to prove his responsibility, so that he can earn the right to adopt a dog. This story would be wonderful for kids 7-12 years old. But parents of younger kids should read A Dog for Leo to them, because it's never too soon to learn responsibility.