Porter is a Black Labrador Retriever, a therapy dog, and one of Danny’s friends. Very soft and extremely huggable, the plush Porter The Therapy Dog, stands 71/2″ tall and is 12″ nose to tail. He comes wearing a green kerchief, embroidered with his name, just like the one he wears in Porter The Therapy Dog, an emergent level book about a literacy Therapy Dog who helps children practice their reading.
Welcome the stuffed versions of Danny and his friends into the classroom and put them to work as reading and writing tools. Studies have demonstrated that stuffed animals can make great “book hooks.” The favorite stuffed character can also be a patient audience for a student practicing fluency by reading aloud. For younger students, stuffed animals can offer social and emotional support, as well as celebrate character traits.