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Tuesday Tucks Me In

Tuesday Tucks Me In

The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and His Service Dog

Luis Carlos Montalván and Bret Witter; photographs by Dan Dion

Roaring Brook Press


As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep. Best Books of the Year, FL Reading Assoc Children's Book Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy

Praise for Tuesday Tucks Me In

“Children, even if initially just drawn in by the adorable dog pictures, will come away with a much greater understanding of the lives of both a returning vet and a service dog.” —The Horn Book

“The reciprocal loyalty and love between dog and owner is palpable and endearing, and photographs of Tuesday resting his head on his master's feet or taking a cab ride will delight dog lovers.” —Booklist

“A well-written, informative book.” —School Library Journal

“A touching story that will appeal to all dog lovers and to older children, including those with limited reading skills.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A moving story about companionship, loyalty, and the value of service dogs.” —Publishers Weekly

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Luis Carlos Montalván and Bret Witter; photographs by Dan Dion

Luis Carlos Montalván is the New York Times-bestselling author of Until Tuesday. A writer, advocate, and consultant, he received a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Montalván was a seventeen-year veteran of the U.S. Army who served multiple combat tours in Iraq. For more information, please visit

Bret Witter has collaborated on many acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestseller Dewey. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dan Dion is a photographer residing in San Francisco, California.

Roaring Brook Press

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