All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
Notice what attracts your children's attention, even if they only look at the pictures. Then build on that interest; ... More
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, read aloud book
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 clich
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It won't have a long shelf-life.
Educational Themes: Each lesson has a theme, so you can talk about manners, safety, kindness, etc.
Literary Categories: fiction - picture book, life lessons, animal characters
Date(s) Reviewed: March 2006
Other Reviews: See Critics' Review at bn.com (Barnes & Noble) and reader feedback at borders.com.
If you have read and reviewed this book, type your name, and please copy/paste your post link in the URL field so I can link it on this page. With the link exchange, we will be both be benefiting. That way I and other interested readers can visit you too! Link your blog review of this title here