Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Case of the Sad Flag

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of our Nation's September 11, 2001 disaster. For kids coming of age to understand and question what happened that dreadful day, which is referred to as: 9/11, this story tells so much. The Case of the Sad Flag is told through the eyes of two loving German shepherds, Ritz and Cheyenne. They lived right there in NY while the world around them crumbled to its knees. 

Iona McAvoy wrote this incredible story for children and adults alike. Her emotions, her voice, her words...are reflected in this story and I wish were placed in every person's hands across the planet. This is an absolute must read. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, The case of the Sad Flag rates TEN. 

Here's the excerpt:  The two German Shepherds living just outside New York City on September 11, 2001 didn't anticipate the day would be much different from usual. Instead they learned of a great tragedy very close to their home, with the sounds and smells reaching them in ways Humans could never experience. When their neighbor asked for help with her flag, which would not move, they were given much more than a simple mystery to solve. There was no doubt in the mind of the older dog Ritz and the pup Cheyenne, that they’d met their match in a flag that refused to fly because it was too sad. Would they convince the flag to fly, when it would mean so much to so many? As the nation approaches the tenth anniversary of this historic day, the gentle voices of these characters tell the story of that day to young and old alike.

Let us never forget,Cherri


  1. Oh my thank you Cherri. This books is from my heart. Yes we all say that, but in this case, it really is, because that day changed so much of the world. Not just for me, but realy for the entire world around us. And having Ritz and Cheyenne with me made it safe for me. Thank you for sharing this with your blogging friends and world. I hope that many will just read the story, share it with their children and keep in mind that it was a day that stunned us all, yet it was a day that made us stop and change how we viewed what and who was around us. Maybe some good came from all that sorrow, we can only hope so. Love you! Woofs and howls.