Monday, June 15, 2009

My Father The Dog

Bluemle, Elizabeth. 2006/2008. My Father The Dog. Illustrated by Randy Cecil.

"My father pretends to be human, but I know he is really a dog. Consider the evidence..."

Thus starts this fun and playful tribute to dog-like fathers everywhere. What's the evidence?

"When he wakes up, he's fuzzy around the edges. He starts off the day with a good scratch.
He fetches the newspaper every morning.
My father loves to roughhouse and play tug of war.
He hates to lose."

And that's only the beginning. I think most readers will enjoy this one. It's a cute premise that works well in the hands of Bluemle and Cecil. I enjoyed both the text and the art. Overall, I liked it and I think you will too.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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