A Sergeant in the House, by Betty Turnbull & Susan Senning

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MWSA Review

A Sergeant in the House is a great story that will help children understand why a parent(s) serve their country and in so doing need at times to leave. To often we place the emphasis on adults, forgetting how difficult it is for children to deal with and understand separation. This book will be a great aid to parents, who should and need to sit down with thier young children to read and talk about what it means, and the price paid to protect our freedoms.

Reviewed by: jim greenwald (2014)

Author's Synopsis

A Sergeant in the House, tells the story of Lenny who desperately wants a puppy. His father is in the military, the family must move frequently, and Lenny is still very young to care for an animal, so Lenny strikes a bargain: When his daddy becomes a sergeant, Lenny can have a puppy. When his father is deployed to war, Lenny learns what it means to be responsible, to care for his family, and to help around the house. A dreaded phone call brings the news that Lenny's father has been injured and is being sent home. When Lenny's father explains that this means he'll never become a sergeant, Lenny realizes that what he truly wants is his daddy puppy or no puppy. This heartwarming story is a salute to military families across the country, and a cheer for our nation's heroes