In the home where Cindy lives, no dogs are allowed, so she must
bundle puppy up when she goes to work as a cleaning woman in the
Hospice. One patient is so blind with illness that he can barely
see the dog; it looks like a smudge. But, oh, how nice to hold the
puppy. What is Cindy to do? How will she care for Smudge?
"A moving story with a happy ending."
- Quill & Quire
"A beautiful story, lovingly told and illustrated."
- Resource Link
Nan Gregory is a professional storyteller and
has performed in schools, libraries, hospitals, parks and theatres,
at conferences and festivals, and from the back of a horse-drawn
sleigh. Her career has taken her across Canada and to the United
States, Japan and New Zealand.
Ron Lightburn is an internationally renowned
illustrator of books for children. His illustrations in the picture
book Waiting for the Whales earned him the Governor
General''s Literary Award for Children''s Illustration, the Amelia
Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration and the Elizabeth
Mrazik Cleaver Picture Book Award.