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Book Review/Giveaway: Vacations with Buster (The Buster Series, #2) Ends August 23rd


Vacations with Buster (The Buster Series, #2) The Adventures Continue with a Guide Dog Named Buster by London Lake Pickett, illustrated by Lynda Farrington Wilson

About the Book: “Vacations with Buster” is the second book in a series about guide dogs and blindness. London Lake Pickett shares experiences she has had with her guide dog named Buster. Although it is a children’s book, the story will entertain and educate all readers.

My Review: If you are a dog lover then this is the book for you. Vacations with Buster is London Pickett’s second book in the Buster series. For those who haven’t read the first book, the author is blind in one eye and can see with only 10% in the other eye and Buster is her guide dog. With Buster’s help they are able to educate people about the importance of a Guide Dog and Blindness.

Every year they visit schools to talk about blindness and the importance of not distracting guide dogs when they are working. The good time to play with a guide dog is when the owner takes off the harness. Buster enjoyed playing with the kids when he doesn’t have the harness on. He rolls on his back so that his tummy can be rubbed. The author goes on to talk about taking Buster to the beach where Buster spend a lot of time smelling new things like birds, crabs, fish and turtles. On their way to the mountains, Buster couldn’t wait to get out of the car and run around smelling bears, possums, snakes and more.

Buster wasn’t only being a guide dog, he also spend time being a regular dog. According to the author, “Buster knows he is working when he has his harness on and knows he is off-duty when I take the harness off”.

This is a great educational story not only for children but for adults as well. The Illustrations by Lynda Farrington Wilson helps tell the story.

Paperback: 37 pages

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

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Giveaway Ends August 23rd

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is ossmcalc

August 8, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. This book looks like a great way for children (and adults) to learn about Service Dogs and their partners. Also a great way to teach empathy and understanding.

    Comment by Joanne M. | August 8, 2013 | Reply

  2. I would love to share this with my nieces and nephews.

    Comment by nylne | August 8, 2013 | Reply

  3. Thanks again Ella! I look forward to hearing who the winner is. Believe it or not, I’m working on “At Home with Buster”! I’ll keep you up to date. London, and Buster of course

    Comment by London Lake Pickett | August 8, 2013 | Reply

  4. We have 2 dogs, and this book would be so inspiring for the children in the family, to understand the nature of these incredible animals.

    Comment by Elsie | August 8, 2013 | Reply

  5. Oh this book sounds so sweet; I would love to share it with my Kindergarten students. I think it is always good for students to be exposed to books that will teach them about something. thanks for the chance!

    Comment by Kelly Brown | August 18, 2013 | Reply

  6. My grandson has two dogs: a golden retriever named Arthur and a German shepard named Gretel. He is quite a dog lover. I feel that he would learn that some dogs are actually working dogs. It would be good for him to learn that when a guide dog is in his or her harness that they are not to be played with, no matter how much you love dogs. Thank you for the opportunity to win a book like this one.

    Comment by ossmcalc | August 19, 2013 | Reply

  7. Buster sounds like a wonderful companion. I look forward to reading about his adventures.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | August 23, 2013 | Reply

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