Indy and Jenny
the true story of a dog who beat the odds, inspired a city, and found his best friend
This heart-warming and thoughtfully illustrated children’s picture book tells a true story of resilience, perseverance, and the power of empathy that is certain to touch young readers. Writer Charlie Griffin and illustrator Rebecca Sampson weave an emotional and powerful portrait of the triumphant coming together of a dog named Indy and his caregiver Jenny.
Indy and Jenny: Great message, adorable book We are a dog fostering family and this is by far my favorite pet adoption book. It has a great message for children and adults alike. It's heartfelt and very cute with great illustrations.
Indy and Jenny: A Beautiful True Dog Rescue This book is a great teaching tool for children to learn abuse is wrong and, there can be someone to love and care for all creatures.
Indy and Jenny: A touching nonfiction picture book that encourages community collaboration. July fourth is a significant day for people in the United States, but it holds an even more special place in the heart of one girl and her dog. Jenny has decided to move to the big city, living temporarily with her brother and his wife as she determines what job to pursue. On the same day, a bundle is abandoned by the side of the road, containing a critically injured dog who must fend for himself. Through the help of kind humans and no shortage of tenacity, Jenny and Indy find their way together, rescuing one another along the way.This lovely picture book is based on the true story of a dog named Indy and the girl who gave him a forever home. Designed to be accessible to young readers, each page includes a short, direct block of text that explains what happened using familiar terminology. Indy and Jenny’s stories are placed side-by-side as they each traverse their individual paths before those paths converge. Each page is well-balanced visually, and the text and images work well together to tell the story of how these two friends met.Digitally rendered illustrations are found throughout the book and bring Indy and Jenny’s tale to life. Using a limited color palette that features blues and browns, the visual component of the story stands out from other books in this genre. Humans of a variety of hues, backgrounds, and abilities adorn the images while Indy and Jenny are placed in the foreground. Soft textures and shading enhance the images, leaving readers with a positive feeling despite the challenges both characters face.Animal lovers will appreciate the presentation of this story, especially as it recounts true events. Though Indy and Jenny are the primary features of the narrative, their experiences go well beyond them to draw attention to animal rights on a grander scale. Depictions of court proceedings and protests introduce young readers to the impact that a community can have when it comes together for a common goal. This is an excellent addition to nonfiction picture book collections for elementary school-aged readers.I received a copy of this book from Reedsy and I chose to leave this review.
Indy and Jenny: Loved it!!!! I've been following Indy since the beginning, but this added a new context and I'm so glad Jenny ended up with Indy.
Indy and Jenny: Inspirational unconditional love I managed the #JusticeforIndy Facebook page which exploded by the humanity & love for dogs the outcry of support for far & wide. Jenny & Indy saved each other at the right time, unconditional & brought Animal Abuse & Cruelty as a voice for those that can not speak to the fore front. Follow Jenny & Indy on FB at #Indykisses. 🌟💖
Indy and Jenny: A great story about overcoming adversity It is a great book about how a community rallies for an injured animal
Indy and Jenny: A story that touches the heart and teaches how love and compassion can make changes! Love the life lessons that are learned from both Jenny & Indy!
Indy and Jenny: Sweet book with an important message This sweet book was recommended by a friend and my children loved it. The story of many people coming together for the care of an animal, the beauty of the idea that “healing happens at both ends of the leash” and the happy ending of a woman and her dog- not necessarily a prince lol! Well written with a few fun new vocabulary words for my kindergartner, engaging, joyful illustrations capturing the beauty of this unique children’s book.
Indy and Jenny: Amazing story Such an inspirational story to be read to every child