Disclosure: I received this complimentary ARC product (We Want a Dog) through Raincoast Books.
Want a dog? So do the reading of We Want a Dog. And boy oh boy… do they want a dog with oodles of different talents… or perhaps they want options! (you decide!) Come on for a cute book about all the things that dogs can bring into your life.
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We Want a Dog… starts with a question.
All about We Want a Dog
This fun picture book is written by Lo Cole and is published by Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky. You will be taken on a fun, and somewhat unexpected journey through 26 amusing varieties of our canine friends. Using humour Lo Cole helps us to see the fun and …sometimes questionable nature… of all things canine.
I am reviewing an advanced readers copy from Raincoast Books for my review.
You’ll find rhyming text throughout, some of the rhymes are perfect, others are near-rhymes. This would be so fun to read with a group of children.
Red, black and white is the colour palette with each page varying the amount of colour. You’ll find the text is a lovely size for reading as you discover all the different dogs possible. Some are serious, others are funny, and yet more are downright alarming. It’s perfect for children ages 3-8! Mind, it might turn some children off of dogs if they take this book a bit too seriously.
Just a heads up… the ending was totally unexpected! Made me laugh! I can see 6-8 year olds laughing too! 🙂
Should you get We Want A Dog
Okay, We Want a Dog is just a fun book. Lo Cole takes the fun and the bad of what makes a dog a dog. He puts 26 of those characteristics into a fun colourful picture book. My hesitation is that I am adult, I can see the fun in pulling out some of the animal in the dogs around us. But three-five-year-olds are not adults. They sometimes take things seriously that are meant to be read in fun. So getting this book depends on the children involved.
NOW…. if you are doing a unit study about dogs…this book would be a HOOT to go along with that. It would be. Make the kids laugh, give you the opportunity to talk about how you’d train a dog who did some of the things the dogs in this book do. It would also give the opportunity to see dogs in a broader spectrum than most dog unit studies might include. By the by, you might find this unit study on dogs extremely helpful to use with this book! 🙂