By: Sarah Jacoby

Published: March 9, 2021

Publisher: Chronicle Books


Dogs are loyal and truly some of the best friends we can have. In this sweet story, a young girl and a stray dog find each other when they are at their loneliest. They give each other comfort and are truly best friends. But, as the girl grows up and makes friends, the dog is no longer her priority. But, as dogs always do, it stays and waits for a time, whenever she is ready, to sit with her dog.

Full page spread by Sarah Jacoby, author and illustrator of CAN I SIT WITH YOU?

I love the color scheme of this book as well as the simple illustrations. I think it flows well with the minimal words and poetic feel of the story of a young girl and her dog. It’s tender and the kind of book I would read to a child who feels lonely or sad or had a bad day. Even if your family doesn’t have a dog, a cat, a parent, or a sibling can be just as loyal and can be related to the story in the same way.

You are never too young or too old to sit for a moment with your dog. In this story, readers are reminded that even if you get busy, find new friends, or go off to explore, your dog will be there waiting to sit with you when you return.

Sarah Jacoby grew up wandering the woods outside of Philadelphia, where she still lives. She now draws for a variety of people and places, including the New York Times, and she is the author and illustrator of several books. For more, check out her website, HERE.

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