Children’s Book Spotlight: Finding My Yip by, Christine Isley-Farmer

Now Availabe at Your Favorite Book Seller – Finding My Yip by, Christine Isley-Farmer

Boomer, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is unable to yip. Boomer lives with Nana Weathers, a musician who possesses a magical ring. Boomer quickly bonds with Nana’s nine-year-old granddaughter, Chloe, who has a stutter. Her big wish is to sing like Nana. Chloe and Boomer make new friends at dog obedience school and grow their confidence. By teaming up in the music room and gaining a little help from their friends, will Chloe and Boomer find their voices?

Told through the voice of Boomer the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Finding My Yip is a sweet story! Boomer doesn’t know how to bark yet. It can be very frustrating to be a puppy with no bark. Thankfully, Boomer’s best friend also has a speaking difference. Chloe, a little girl, has a stutter and she doesn’t feel great about it either. These two friends need each other and Finding My Yip follows their journey of personal growth.

This book would be best for young readers and especially if used as a read a-loud. (There are a few larger words used that the youngest independent readers will need assistance with.) There are also some great discussion points in here for adults to use with children including:

  • Visiting the doctor
  • Friendship
  • Understanding differences
  • Grief
  • Non-traditional families
  • Overcoming adversity

Finding My Yip has a lot of layers for adults and children to work out together. And with an interesting point of view, I think you will enjoy sharing this book with the young readers in your life!

I give this book 4 Sips

Just for fun… More on Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

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