Cosmo’s narration combines wit, heart, stubbornness, and a grouchy dignity, all ably tugging at funny bones and heartstrings alike. Sorosiak’s author’s note is a joyful celebration of dogs’ hidden humanity, one that’s reflected in her joyfully and painfully realistic tale of a struggling family and doggedly persistent canine companion…Love might not last forever, but it can certainly teach an old dog new tricks.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sorosiak (Wild Blue Wonder) offers Cosmo a combination of wisdom and innocence that feel truly dog-like as his warm voice conveys Max and Cosmo’s mutual affection—the steady and heartwarming constant in both their lives. Touching, bittersweet, and true, this book will appeal to anyone who has loved a pet.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Told from the point of view of Cosmo, this tender middle-grade tale about the love between a human and a dog will touch the heart of animal-lovers everywhere. Cosmo and Max are a special duo, and together they learn that no matter what may happen at home, there’s nothing like the love between special friends. A must-read for dog fans.
Like any good dog, Cosmo is so funny, friendly, and loyal that he quickly became a dear friend, so much so that when I finished reading the book, I missed hearing his voice and picturing his shaggy face. Come back, Cosmo!
—Jim Gorant, author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs
This striking middle-grade debut is a love letter to dogs everywhere. Readers will cheer for Cosmo and Max with all their hearts. I, Cosmo soars!
—Ali Standish, author of The Ethan I Was Before