From the New York Times best-selling author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie comes the story of Max, a lovable and determined puppy with a lot to learn on his adventure of becoming someone’s life-changing friend and helper.
From the New York Times best-selling author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie comes the story of Max, a lovable and determined puppy with a lot to learn on his adventure of becoming someone’s life-changing friend and helper.
Readers say…

My kids absolutely love this book. We read it to them daily per their request. Great book, great message! Love it and love that my kids love it just as much!!

Candice Helm Amazon Review

This is a great book! The artwork and the wording are just right. Of course, I wouldn't expect anything less from this team.

Kathleen M. Goodreads Review

Laura Numeroff has done it again! What a beautiful book with a great story. The illustrations help the story come to life. Max is adorable.

T Robertson Barnes & Noble Review

Love, love, love this book. It is great for ALL readers and dog lovers, and just those of us that love all of Numeroff's work. This meets and exceeds her standards.

Sue Donymn Amazon Review

I am a Special Ed teacher and absolutely love this book. It is a heart-warming story that raises awareness about service animals. Thank you Laura Numeroff for writing this book!

Lori D. Amazon Review

Amazing book for teachers, librarians and kids!

Kim Monroe Amazon Review

Very enjoyable ! Everyone will enjoy this book. Perfect for children, gift giving.

L Clasby Amazon Review

I highly recommend this book to adults and children alike, as it is truly a heart warmer.

Mary Parker Goodreads Review

Super cute illustrations, very inspirational story, and great subject matter.... especially if you're a dog lover like we are in my family. Highly recommended!

Kevin B. Amazon

Another great book from one of my favorite authors. Very informative and helps build some understanding and compassion in the reader. Pick up your copy today!

Linda Robinson Amazon Review

It is heart warming and very educational, and as a puppy raiser I can say it is spot on!

Kendra Clark Amazon Review

Great story with a great message. Laura Numeroff has written another wonderful book!

Patjo Barnes & Noble Review

This is a must-have for parents and classroom teachers of young children. The text is such an amazing way to introduce the purpose and work of service dogs to our littlest readers.

Aimee R. Amazon Review
An avid animal lover, Laura has always wanted to write a book about service dogs. In 2016, with co-creator Sean Hanrahan, she released the first book of a new children’s series celebrating dogs with incredible jobs. Raising a Hero supports Canine Companions for Independence and represents all those –human and canine– helping children, adults and veterans with disabilities and special needs.
I’ve been writing children’s books for over 30 years, and I hope you enjoy reading each and every one of them.