Today's book is called Wind-Wild Dog written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Kate Kiesler. It is the story of Ziva, a husky puppy and her training as a sled dog. I chose this book to start our month long theme of the Iditarod.
The Iditarod is a sled dog race in Alaska, which starts March 7. You can read more about it on the official site of the race.
Here is a small part of this beautiful picture book, along with an extra photo showing an inside page:
"The Man's food was regular, morning and night. His hand was gentle, never mean. Now when he came through the door, Ziva yapped until he set her free. Then she shadowed his boot steps. She wanted to be close."