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Summary: This is a collection of life's little lessons, with puppies as the "teacher" acting it out. This is less a story and more a collection of vignettes.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, middle grade reader
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Age of Child: read with 3-year-old child
Young Reader Reaction: My child has a general affection for this book. He selected it from his bookshelf a few times. When asked, he says he likes it.
Adult Reader Reaction: The lessons it gives are nice, but not necessarily interesting to children. The photos are “cute”, but a little too much like a Hallmark calendar. Not a poor book, but not a great one, either.
Pros: All of the lessons are good things for children to know and live by.
Cons: Both the lessons and the photos are too cliché. The photographs look like they may have been from a collection of stock material.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It won't have a long shelf-life.
Other Reviews: See Critics' Review at bn.com (Barnes & Noble) and reader feedback at borders.com.
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