Discover a new story, from the #1 New York Times author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, about a puppy with a lot to learn on his adventure of becoming someone’s life-changing friend and helper.

Order Notes

Pre-orders are expected to ship on or before April 30, 2020. All direct orders are autographed by the author (unless otherwise requested in your order notes) and shipped via USPS Ground. Expedited orders ship in 1-2 days for an additional fee.

Author Signed Hardcover


Personalized Hardcover


Readers say…

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

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

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.

Amazing book for teachers, librarians and kids!

Kim Monroe

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

L Clasby

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.

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

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!!

Will Helm

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

Kendra Clark

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.

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


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.

An avid animal lover, Laura always wanted to write a book about service dogs. In 2016, Laura released Raising a Hero supporting Canine Companions for Independence and represents all those –human and canine– helping children, adults and veterans with disabilities and special needs.