Monday, August 22, 2016

Love Is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark-ADVISABLE

Clark, Emma Chichester Love Is My Favorite Thing.  Penguin Young Readers Group, 2015. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK.  Plum is a beloved family dog who not only loves her family, but they in turn love her. Most days, Plum is a very obedient little dog.  But some days her exuberance gets in the way and chasing birds in the pond, or playing tug of war with a favorite child’s blanket causes her to hear the dreaded words, “VERY BAD GIRL!”.  When Plum is sent to “time out” and sits in the darkness of a room all alone, she wonders, “Would they ever love me again?” When her family comes to retrieve her and show her all the love and kindness in the world, Plum knows that everything will be just fine.  She tries from that day on to behave.  She still makes mistakes. But she knows that they love her in spite of her mistakes and that is why “LOVE IS HER FAVORITE THING”. The illustrations are detailed and so much fun.  The story line is easy to follow and very familiar to anyone who has pets and children.  This is a great book that could spark discussion about behavior, discipline and most importantly, love.  ADVISABLE. Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  Reviewer: SL.

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