Nicki - American Girl Today Author:Ann Howard Creel, Doron Ben-Ami (Illustrator) Nicki Fleming is a natural with animals. When the chance to train a service dog comes up, she just can't say "no," even if it means taking on more responsibility and having to give up some of the things she loves doing. When Sprocket the puppy turns out to be a handful, Nicki has to muster all of her compassion to continue his trai... more »ning. She knows that one day Sprocket will make someone else's life better--and that makes all the difference.
The "True Story" section at the back of the book focuses on real girls who have experience training service dogs.« less
Great reading for an 8 yr old girl. My daughter read this book for her 3rd grade book report. She loved the book. Since I had to help with the book report, I got to read the book too! I thoroughly enjoyed it also! There were some good lessons about friendships. And we both learned all about what a service dog is and how they are trained. I would highly recommend.