A REAL-LIFE Story About a FUR-REAL Hero: Digger The Hero Dog {Book Review}

A REAL-LIFE Story About a FUR-REAL Hero: Digger The Hero Dog {Book Review}

I received a copy of Digger the Hero Dog” ($14.95 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.


Digger the Hero Dog is a true story of a 16-year-old girl, Kilee, whose hero was her dog, Digger, who saved her from a house fire.  This children’s story is told from the dog’s perspective and shares the bond between humans and their pets.

All in all, my 8-year old truly LOVED this book as we have read it together several times as it is a very thought provoking book that brings so many questions to the table as to why and how this could happen and also the safety aspect. My son also really enjoyed the Safety Tips, Gas Safety Tips, and Be Prepared that were at the end of the book! Eye opening and educational book for kiddos.   It’s also a quick read and great tool for young readers.

Digger the Hero Dog is geared for ages 3-7 (grades 1-2) and can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes and Nobles.

About the Authors


Kilee Brookbank is a college student, shoe fanatic, animal lover and burn survivor. Severely injured when a gas leak caused her house to explode in November 2014, Brookbank was hospitalized for 38 days before returning home to a life of new challenges and a new “normal.” Brookbank, who attends Xavier University, wrote the award-winning Beautiful Scars in 2016 and is the founder of the Kilee Gives Back Foundation. Her inspiring story has been featured by The Doctors, Inside Edition, MTV, Seventeen, Girls’ Life, Woman’s World, and Redbook.

Lucia Benito is a graphic designer and illustrator who believes an image should not merely repeat what the words say but must be able to tell a story by itself, revealing emotions and bringing the characters to life, letting readers dive into the new world it depicts. Lucia specializes in children’s books, painting her illustrations digitally but with a strong traditional feel.

*Photos courtesy of KiCam Projects






Cynthia Tait

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