Monday, May 30, 2016

The Little Crooked Bookshelf


THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS
by Aaron Meshon
(Dial Books)

This week's pick is from cottager Anika Denise

What it's all about …
A day in the life of a little French bulldog and his "sis," told from the perky pooch's point of view.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf … 
Initially, the bright, graphic-style illustrations are what caught my eye, but the story is equally fun and charming. I love the narrator's authentically dog-like voice. Reading it, I felt sure: if dogs could talk, this is what they'd say as they go about their day.

My favorite lines …
MINTY!
BEEFY!

My favorite illustration …




Why kids will love it …
Kids will love the bold, bright illustrations as well as appreciate the special bond between dog and sis. Plus, there's a brilliant page turn to a full-page spread that simply says, "SQUIRREL!" which should make reading aloud tons of fun.

Why grown-ups will love it …
Adults, especially dog-loving adults, will give the book five out of five chew-bones for its charming and spot-on depiction of a day in the life of a family dog.

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Anika! As a dog fan I will have to check this out ASAP!!

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    1. You should definitely sniff this title out! :) Thanks, Maria!

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