Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Who says a dog can’t learn new tricks?
I, Cosmo (Nosy Crow, 2019) by Carlie Sorosiak is such a sweet story! And funny, too.
Cosmo is getting older, but he needs to help his boy, so the thirteen-year-old dog is willing to train to be in a dance contest with his master. Max is worried his parents will separate and he and Cosmo might be separated. He thinks a canine dance contest will remind his family of the good memories and they’ll stay together. But Charlie’s arthritis is getting worse. Will they succeed?
Told from the dog’s viewpoint, there are many things that confuse Cosmo, but he is strong in his love for Max. This story could be very helpful for middle grade readers experiencing the breakup of their own families. But any animal lover will enjoy the book.
Read about all of the animal-loving author’s other books here–she writes for children and young adults. Meet Carlie here.
11 thoughts on “I, Cosmo”
I can’t resist a good dog story so this one is a must read. The plot sounds perfect. Happy MMGM!
It’s worth the read!
I read this one when it came out and LOVED it! Cosmo has an awesome attitude. Plus it’s a dog story, so yea, I read those!
He does. I often think we need to be more like dogs with their unconditional love.
I loved this story. If I ever had time to reread books, this one would be high on that list. Cosmo is such a great character, and this is a terrific story. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Maybe you’re the one who inspired me to read it!
Looking into a dog’s eyes, I wish I could (if only for a minute) see what they see. Alas, we are left with good fiction to get as close as we’ll get to this experience. Love I, Cosmo <3
Wouldn’t that be great?
Sounds a lovely story, and I love dogs! I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
It was fun.
Clever way to use a dog’s POV. I bet it’ll really appeal to kids and help those going through their parents’ divorce.
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