Dancing Dogs

December 6, 2019
COURTESY CARLIE SOROSIAK; INSET: STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS

I, Cosmo is narrated by a 13-year-old golden retriever named Cosmo. Cosmo loves his human, Max. Max’s parents are always arguing, so Cosmo and Max enter a doggy dancing competition. They hope that winning the competition will keep the family together.

Author Carlie Sorosiak wants readers to understand how valuable dogs and their human families are to each another. Sorosiak spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Alexis Bumah. The author set out to write a book about “divorce in a way that was sensitive and didn’t feel like the world was ending.”

Sorosiak grew up with her own golden retriever and a German short-haired pointer. “Dogs have always been my best friends,” she says. “I felt like I could talk to them when nobody else was listening.”