Mitchell, Hazel Toby PICTURE BOOK Candlewick Press, 2016. $16.99 Content: G.
A little boy and his dad move into a new house and the little boy asks his dad if they can get a dog. They go to the pound and pick out a white dog that they name Toby. But when Toby gets home, he doesn’t want to do anything and he is sometimes naughty. After the little boy trains him, they finally play together and are happy.
The illustrations in this book are adorable. This will be well received by dog lovers. I liked that the book shows how hard it can be to own a pet, but if you spend time training a dog then they can be a good friend.
EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.