A Sergeant in the House, tells the story of Lenny who desperately wants a puppy. His father is in the military, the family must move frequently, and Lenny is still very young to care for an animal, so Lenny strikes a bargain: When his daddy becomes a sergeant, Lenny can have a puppy.
When his father is deployed to war, Lenny learns what it means to be responsible, to care for his family, and to help around the house. A dreaded phone call brings the news that Lenny's father has been injured and is being sent home. When Lenny's father explains that this means he'll never become a sergeant, Lenny realizes that what he truly wants is his daddy—puppy or no puppy.
This heartwarming story is a salute to military families across the country, and an encouraging cheer for our nation's heroes.
Awards, Reviews, and Coverage
Stars & Flags Gold Grand Prize Winner Children's Books
Midwest Book Review - Reviewers Choice Book
"Definitely recommended. This was a charming book with a lovely message." –Alex, Military Wife & Mom, munchkinsandmilitary.com
"A heartfelt story that recognizes the sacrifices of our nation's service men and women--and the burdens carried by their families... The story truly hits home…. I highly recommend getting this book.” –Stacey, Military Wife & Mom, Glued to My Crafts Blog