Erica has MD and she sometimes struggles with day-to-day problems, but she is learning how to manage her growing pains with the help of her new pet, Tripod the dog. It isn't easy for Erica, as her new dog Tripod is a brand new challenge. Erica's mom has brought home many pets over the years that needed homes. But this time it's different, this dog has challenges of its own. Can Erica make friends with the new addition to the family?
On the front cover, it says this book is about a girl with muscular dystrophy. Well, that is sort of true but not quite, The book is more about acceptance than anything.
I actually thought it was somewhat harsh that the main character, Erica did not accept her new pet at first. In fact, I thought her whole attitude was harsh. It goes to show that everyone can have biases no matter who they are or their own conditions. At least she did come to accept eventually.
I was disappointed in this book as I hoped that the book would actually be to help children cope with such a disease as Muscular Dystrophy or at least children learning to accept other children with the disease. My first impression from just the cover was totally wrong.
As far as the illustrations throughout the book, I was not that impressed. They were simple line drawings and few colors to them. I did not think they added that much to the book.
Overall, I have to give this book 2 stars and I hope that future books will be better.
Disclosure: I purchased a copy of this book for my own collections. The opinion expressed here is 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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