Being an active duty Army family, this book review could not have spoken to the hearts of my two youngest at a more perfect time. As many of my readers know, we are in the middle of our 5th year long deployment since 2004, and they do not get any easier.
Our two youngest children, Prince Charming (5) and Little Caveman (3), absolutely adored this book. They are already familiar with the Cooper & Me series as we had the privilege of reviewing Cooper & Me: Winter Adventure, so they were happy to see another book with Cooper.
This book is about the story behind Trooper, Cooper’s best doggie friend, who is owned by a military family. This book tells the story of Gracie and Joe, whose parents are both deployed, and how they were able to adopt a dog (Trooper) after he was injured. Trooper was serving along side the soldiers in a combat zone – and after his injury could no longer be used in the mission. Trooper is then adopted by Gracie and Joe’s family.
The book also helps show the importance of knowing that just because your parent(s) are far away, doesn’t mean that they don’t love you just the same. It is a great read for young children with a deployed parent to help keep a positive spin on the reason for their separation.
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