***** Five Star *****
Puddles of Ithaca, Richard R. Davison, Author
Puddles of Ithaca is a book for young and old alike to embrace. The book illustrations enhance the story of Puddles’ arrival in the life of a young boy and Puddles’ impact on the entire family. You will return to Puddles of Ithaca, again and again, to read about the antics of a pup that have a profound impact on the entire family. This is definitely a story to be cherished and reread for generations to come, a timeless story of love, friendship and the added dimension that a four-legged friend can have upon our lives. A definite addition to any child’s library.
There is much more in this book than you would think at first glance. The author created this book from his youngest reminiscences and this book will create memories in the minds of children and adults about how important pets are in our lives. This book is also a great read aloud; I can still hear my mother’s voice as she read her stories aloud to me and it’s something I have always valued, but even more now that she is not here anymore. Sharing a book with a child creates great memories. Puddles of Ithaca, by Richard R. Davison it is a delightful book and I encourage anyone with children to purchase it. I’ll be hoping for a follow up book for this story to find out more about Puddles.
Luz Mary Luis
I was tremendously surprised and impressed by the quality of the book (softcover) when it arrived in the mail. As I began to read the story of Puddles, I was caught up in the smooth progression of events. As a retired English teacher, I surprised myself as to how much I wanted to keep turning the page. It is an intriguing, heart warming story which will capture the reader’s heart. Bravo for the author.
The story of Puddles is about a dog’s caring and loyalty to his family and his sense of adventure. It brings back memories of how things were in a small town when dogs and children could disappear from their homes for hours and find all kinds of fun activities in the neighborhood and only return home at dinner time. The author’s daily activities as a child in Ithaca are interwoven with the dog’s. I recommend this book for its depiction of a loved pet and his grateful family in a simpler time. It is absolutely charming and it’s a true story, which makes it even better!
Christine Tomovich, one of Puddles’ neighbors