Based on a true story set in a London pediatric ward, this picture book will touch readers' hearts and make them think about the healing power of love. A small white dog brings comfort to the young patients in the hospital until a health inspector banishes him. But when the daughter of that same health inspector ends up in the hospital, a nurse slips the dog, who is affectionately known as Doctor White, into her room. The luminous illustrations complement the story perfectly and add a great deal to an already-engaging story. As are many readers, I'm a sucker for heart-tugging stories about animals. This one is perfect for sharing with students.