Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Dog, Bob by Richard Torry- ADVISABLE

Torrey, Richard. My Dog, Bob, PICTURE BOOK. Holiday House, 2015. $16.95. Bob is an amazing dog. He speaks sometimes, but mostly he is “quietly amazing.” He can cook breakfast and pizza. He enjoys spending time outside napping in a hammock, golfing, or digging up dinosaur bones. When a neighbor comes by with her dog and wants to do a comparison with Bob, Bob doesn’t seem to shine. But his owner doesn’t need him to fetch sticks or bark on command to know how special he is. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. The whole, dog-acts-like-a-human thing can be pretty overdone. This book was just the right length and had just enough dialogue to make it work and the pictures were very endearing. PRE-K, EL (K-3)- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

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