Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda
FIVE paw prints. This book is wonderful. Never have I read such a good book that knows what dogs are really thinking. This book describes the world around us from the point of view of 13 dogs. You can learn why Mr. Beefy loves pies, Lucy loves her pillow, and why Pocket is huge. But my favorite poem is Three because it’s about whippets. I don’t care what you say…it’s NOT about greyhounds. It’s about WHIPPETS! So why would I recommend this book? Not only is it a book about dogs, but you learn about the dogs through individual poems. It’s a good way for families to introduce poetry to younger students because each poem is told as an individual story. It’s also good for older students, especially students reluctant to read poetry, because many students love dogs and these poems are very easy to interpret and understand. The pictures are nice too. They are clear enough to recognize while being grainy enough to leave some of the poem to your imagination.