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Sofa Dog Book Review

Sofa Dog by Leonie Lord follows one dog on his epic quest to reclaim his sofa.  Sofa Dog loves spending time on his sofa with his human Sophie.  They are soon interrupted by the neighbor’s cats who also want to share the sofa. 

Sofa Dog makes room for the two cats and Sophie.  Then the doorbell rings and Sophie’s three aunts have come to stay.  The sofa is getting more and more crowded.  Will there still be enough room for Sofa Dog?

I love this book!  I fell in love with Sofa Dog the moment I saw the cover.  Being the owner of five rescued dogs, I can totally relate to Sofa Dog’s situation.  This usually happens with my lap.  Each dog believes that my lap is his/her property.  Somehow, my lap always seems to have room for one more.

Lord’s illustrations are whimsical and fun.  I love the intricate detail of the flea.  Children will love the colorful cast of characters that seek the comfort of the sofa.  They will also cheer Sofa Dog on as he attempts to regain his favorite spot.

This is a great read for children ages 4-8.

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Teddy the Dog: (Almost) Best in Show Book Review

Teddy is back in a brand new adventure!  In Teddy the Dog:  (Almost) Best in Show, Teddy decides to compete in the Strut Your Mutt Dog Show.  He knows he has the style, class, and charisma to bring home the gold.

The sassy pooch keeps his head held high as he prances on the red carpet upon arrival.  Teddy easily makes friends with his fellow competitors.  But he soon finds out that being a show dog is much harder than it looks.  Does he stand a chance against these seasoned veterans?

I love this book!  Teddy’s character is truly larger than life.  His sense of humor is spot on and had me laughing with every page turn.  Teddy’s personality definitely reminds me of my own dogs.

Jonathan Sneider’s illustrations are fantastic.  Bursting with vibrant colors and a memorable cast of canine characters, children are sure to delight in every page.  I love how Sneider shows Teddy’s emotions with his eyebrows since his eyes are covered by his signature shades.

This is a hilarious read for children ages 4-8 and for anyone who has a dog with an attitude like Teddy’s.

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Ball Book Review

In Mary Sullivan’s debut book, Ball, the reader is introduced to a portly pooch who loves his red ball.  Even more than his ball, he loves playing fetch with his little girl.  She happily throws the toy as she gets ready for school.

When she heads out to the bus, the poor pup seeks out other friends to play with.  Mom is too busy getting zen.  The baby is terrified of the large, red orb.  And the cat wants no part of that!  Will the playful canine ever find a ball-loving companion?

I love this book!  I am a huge Mary Sullivan fan.  I love how her stories read more like comic books and graphic novels.  The fast-paced story had me eagerly turning the pages.

Sullivan’s illustrations are adorable and heartbreaking at the same time.  My eyes welled with tears at seeing the dog’s sadness without his favorite playmate.  Children will fall in love with the energetic canine and cheer him on in his quest.

This is a wonderful read for children ages preschool and up.  I think this book would also make a fantastic gift for the animal lover in your life.

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Sofa Dog Book Review

Sofa Dog by Leonie Lord follows one dog on his epic quest to reclaim his sofa. Sofa Dog loves spending time on his sofa with his human Sophie. They are soon interrupted by the neighbor’s cats who also want to share the sofa.

Sofa Dog makes room for the two cats and Sophie. Then the doorbell rings and Sophie’s three aunts have come to stay. The sofa is getting more and more crowded. Will there still be enough room for Sofa Dog?

I love this book! I fell in love with Sofa Dog the moment I saw the cover. Being the owner of five rescued dogs, I can totally relate to Sofa Dog’s situation. This usually happens with my lap. Each dog believes that my lap is his/her property. Somehow, my lap always seems to have room for one more.

Lord’s illustrations are whimsical and fun. I love the intricate detail of the flea. Children will love the colorful cast of characters that seek the comfort of the sofa. They will also cheer Sofa Dog on as he attempts to regain his favorite spot.

This is a great read for children ages 4-8.

 

Sofa

Teddy the Dog: (Almost) Best in Show Book Review

Teddy is back in a brand new adventure! In Teddy the Dog: (Almost) Best in Show, Teddy decides to compete in the Strut Your Mutt Dog Show. He knows he has the style, class, and charisma to bring home the gold.

The sassy pooch keeps his head held high as he prances on the red carpet upon arrival. Teddy easily makes friends with his fellow competitors. But he soon finds out that being a show dog is much harder than it looks. Does he stand a chance against these seasoned veterans?

I love this book! Teddy’s character is truly larger than life. His sense of humor is spot on and had me laughing with every page turn. Teddy’s personality definitely reminds me of my own dogs.

Jonathan Sneider’s illustrations are fantastic. Bursting with vibrant colors and a memorable cast of canine characters, children are sure to delight in every page. I love how Sneider shows Teddy’s emotions with his eyebrows since his eyes are covered by his signature shades.

This is a hilarious read for children ages 4-8 and for anyone who has a dog with an attitude like Teddy’s.

 

Teddy

Ball Book Review

In Mary Sullivan’s debut book, Ball, the reader is introduced to a portly pooch who loves his red ball. Even more than his ball, he loves playing fetch with his little girl. She happily throws the toy as she gets ready for school.

When she heads out to the bus, the poor pup seeks out other friends to play with. Mom is too busy getting zen. The baby is terrified of the large, red orb. And the cat wants no part of that! Will the playful canine ever find a ball-loving companion?

I love this book! I am a huge Mary Sullivan fan. I love how her stories read more like comic books and graphic novels. The fast-paced story had me eagerly turning the pages.

Sullivan’s illustrations are adorable and heartbreaking at the same time. My eyes welled with tears at seeing the dog’s sadness without his favorite playmate. Children will fall in love with the energetic canine and cheer him on in his quest.

This is a wonderful read for children ages preschool and up. I think this book would also make a fantastic gift for the animal lover in your life.

 

Ball

My Dog Spot Book Review

My Dog Spot by Jack and Norma Levin introduces the reader to a young boy’s dog named Spot. He has a black ring around his left eye along with large pointy ears and a very long tail. Spot is definitely unique.

This caring canine wears his heart on his fur. He uses his tail to show his emotions. Spot also loves to talk and talk…. There’s so much to love about Spot!

I thought this was a fun read. The descriptions of Spot are easily attainable for young children. The story definitely brought back childhood memories of my first dog, Spots. A beautiful Border Collie, he was my best friend for numerous years before losing his battle with lymphoma.

I also love Jack Levin’s gorgeous illustrations. They are large and often take up the entire page. I find that this works very well with the minimal text. I really like the illustrations where Spot’s body spreads across both pages. The medium used reminds me of crayon drawings that I used to do as a child. I think that children will be drawn to the simply, yet striking images.

This is a wonderful read for children ages 4-8.

 

Spot