Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Love That Puppy


Jarka, Jeff. 2009. (May Publication) Love That Puppy! The Story of a Boy Who Wanted To Be A Dog. Henry Holt.

This one is cute. Plain and simple. Kids often want dogs. Some kids even want to be dogs. Such is the case in Love That Puppy! by Jeff Jarka. Peter is a young boy--an 'ordinary' boy--who wants to be a dog, a puppy. Peter is happy being a dog though Peter's parents aren't so happy with this situation! You see, Peter isn't always a good dog, a well-behaving dog. Simple text accompanied by fun and playful cartoon-style illustrations make this one enjoyable. My favorite illustration? The one that shows Peter's hearing is excellent. He knows when the cookies are being opened and can get there on the double! But the chasing cars sequence was fun too. Anyway, keeping it straightforward, I recommend this one.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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