Hachiko Waits, by Leslea Newman, is a story for every dog lover. And, if you’re not one, you’ll become one inside of this amazing read! Based on a true story from Japan, Professor Ueno and his Akita dog, Hachi, share an inseparable bond. The professsor is always uttering the words to Hachi, “What a good dog you are. What a fine dog you are. Hachi, you are the best dog in all of Japan.” Every morning, Hachi escorts the professor to the train station where he boards for work. And, at 3:00, every afternoon, Hachi is waiting there to meet him. But one afternoon, the professor doesn’t get off the train. Each day, Hachi waits, and shows up at the station, like clockwork, at 3:00 p.m. and waits until midnight when the station closes. This becomes Hachi’s pattern, and he waits for the professor’s return for ten years. Hachi is a gentle and childlike dog, and one that is the epitomy of loyalty, bravery, dedication, and love. Don’t ‘wait’ to read this one!!