Children’s Book Review: A Little Dog With A Big Heart “Gobi” by Dion Leonard, Illustrated by Lisa Manuzak

Gobi book review

Children’s Book Review

We love dogs and books about dogs at Mom Always Knows and are delighted to bring you this children’s book review!  Gobi is a sweet book and true story about a little dog living all alone in China’s Gobi Desert.  Gobi finds Dion while he was running a 77 mile race across the desert.  Together they survive extreme temperatures, rivers and sand dunes and form an unbreakable bond.  Children of all ages will love and relate to this book but we recommend ages 4-12.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Gobi Children's book review

Our Reaction to Gobi

The MAK loves Gobi and your family will too!  The author, Dion, does a great job telling the story and making you feel like you are on the race/adventure with them too!  The pages are illustrated brightly and also tell the story so that your kids can follow along, even if they can’t read.  You had me at “true stories” so this is a heartfelt win!  My kids love books about animals, especially dogs.  I was able to talk to them about the importance of taking care of animals and looking out for the “little guy.”  Many topics of conversation between you and the kids can come from the story line of this book.  A little dog with a big heart is extremely fitting as Gobi was determined to finish the race and go home with a new owner!

 little dog big heart

Mom Always Knows gives Gobi: A Little Dog With A Big Heart 5 out of 5 stars! 

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The MOM behind Mom Always Knows. Inspired by a long line of other Moms who also always knew. I don‘t know everything by any means but what I don’t know, I can find out, that’s for sure! I am a super Mom, just like you, juggling everything life throws this way. I love God first and foremost, am happily married and am raising 2 beautiful and headstrong little girls ages 4 and 5 who will often be the inspirations of my blog. I work full-time and dedicate myself to this site in the moments between housework, work, family time and life.

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