Jiggsy has lived a hard life as a junk yard dog. All he has is his beloved pillow. He has to fight for everything else. Then one day, he discovers a special necklace that he believes will change his life. Jiggsy soon learns the importance of doing the right thing.
A Necklace for Jiggsy by Kit Grady is a sweet story that teaches youngsters about honesty. By using a dog instead of a human for this type of story, author and illustrator Grady is able to share an important message with readers in a non-threatening way. That they are able to witness Jiggsy getting rewarded for his honesty is such an important thing. Grady knows how to tell a story, capturing the conflict and resolution well.
I’ve seen a couple of the other books she’s illustrated (The Sister Exchange and Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster), but I think A Necklace for Jiggsy might be my favorite so far. Right down to the whiskers on Jiggsy’s face, the details and bright colors draw the reader in.
I’m eager to see what Grady comes up with next.
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
- Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
- ISBN-10: 1616330910
- ISBN-13: 978-1616330910
- SRP: $10.95