HOORAY FOR READING DAY by Margery Cuyler.. Love this book for many reasons. Main character, Jessica, gains confidence by reading out loud to her dog! Alfie, Shandy and Woofie, sound familiar?!! Okay, yes... I read to my dogs ... they love the sound of my voice. Sometimes they even enjoy the stories.
Poetry readings have also helped me... and reading to the little ones in the classroom.
We have a program at our local library called Tales for Tails where shy, handicap and/or reading impaired children choose a picture book then choose a dog to read it to!... It's a wonderful program.
I'm currently reading many of Margery's picture book- soon to have a manuscript critique with Margery.