Reading Today Online Reviews "Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop"
Reading Today Online (Aug 2013)
Meet ten-year-old Finnegan, a 1,256 pound professional wearing steel shoes! Finnegan, a horse, is a part of NYPD Mounted Unit. Together with Officer Fox, they form a splendid 10-foot cop pair. Finnegan’s rounds take him through one of the busiest districts in the world. The beat includes Times Square, through which a million and half people pass every day. Even among all those people, Finnegan is a celebrity. One day during their regular beat, Finnegan and Fox hear about a missing child. All foot searches have returned empty handed. Finnegan has a hunch. Could it be right? Readers who check out this delightful book will find out more about the sensitivity and intelligence of this professional pair. The book’s endearing words and its whimsical pictures and colorful spreads evoke a special mood that will make readers smile and linger. This is a perfect way to introduce non-traditional careers to young readers.
—Rani Iyer, Washington State University Pullman