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Summary: Are you a dog lover or a cat lover? Well, what do you do when someone in your house wants a dog when you want a cat? With sharp wit and lovely rhyming prose, Thad investigates how a wife plucks the compassionate heart of her dear husband by bringing home strays. This is a rhyming picture book about our love affair with animals.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 4 to 8
Reading Level: 2.3
Age of Child: Read by an 8-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter loved this book and giggled her way through every page. She liked the story and an "oh, no" came with nearly every page. But she especially liked exploring the pictures.
Adult Reader Reaction: A must-read for those of you who live with Dr. Doolittle! The surprise ending will delight you.
Pros: Great illustrations and a surprise ending make this fun for everyone to read.