Dog Books… Review

I was ecstatic when I got home with this pile (yes I said pile) of dog books from the library.  We are not usually that lucky.  But I must say every dog book was a winner.

We read most of them over  and over.  Then we used them in our Dog Park.  I think the library is going to want them back soon…  BOO!

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
by Jane O’connor
illustrated by Robin Priess Glassier.

The Fancy Nancy books are some of my favorites.  There is so much to love about Nancy, who does things her own way with such confidence.  I wasn’t one bit surprised that we fell in love with Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy at first read.  I love that the story takes you through a family’s thought out journey to find the perfect pet.  (No quick decisions here.)  When Nancy’s family decides to bring a puppy home Nancy immediately knows just which pet she will choose.  A tiny and fragile Papillon, Nancy’s parents have a different idea.  I don’t want to give away the story, so I will leave the story at that.

Some points to note.  Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy uses playful examples to show that each type of dog has their own needs, abilities and maintenance.  The family researches dogs, looking for a breed that will fit their lifestyle.  Fancy Nancy and her family bring a dog home from the animal shelter.  This book is full of wonderful messages for families.

#2  Shampoodle
by Joan Houb
illustrated by Tim Bowers

#3 The Great Gracie Chase: Stop that Dog!
by Cynthia Rylant and Mark Teague

#4  Mutt Dog!
by Stephen Michael King

Oh what a sweet story Mutt Dog is.  I may have actually teared up a little the first time I read it.   Mutt Dog is a stray dog who happens upon a woman who just can’t say no.

She brings him home and makes him a part of her family.  The story is short, and the pictures are so fun.  (I will have to remind myself that I already have 2 dogs if I come across a stray.  This book makes you want to bring them all home!)

#5  The Dog Show (Curious George)
adapted by Monica Perez

#6 Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!
by Susan Meyers
illustrated by David Walker

#7 Caring for Your Dog
by Derek Zobel

Caring for Your Dog is the perfect dog book if you want to reinforce how much work comes along with these little bouncing bundles.  The information is simple and easy to understand but it is also clear on exactly what it takes to care for your dog.

This dog book starts out with how to choose a dog and continues on to caring for your dog once you’ve brought it home.  We enjoyed this book and I would recommend reading it just for fun.  But if you are considering adding a dog to your family this book is just the book you need!

#8 My First Dog
by Linda Bozzo

#9  W Is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet
by Ruth Strother illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

Tell me what your favorite Dog Book is…  I want to check out more when I have to return these! 😉

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  1. My son is dog and book obsessed, we are always on the lookout for new reads, thanks for the list. Here are a few of our favorites:
    Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond
    Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
    The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
    Skippy Jon Jones by Judy Schachner (it’s actually about a cat but he thinks he is a chihuahua.)

    1. OHHHH! We love Harry the Dirty Dog and No Roses for Harry. I can’t wait to check out the rest on your list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We just did dog books here last week! My daughter and I loved “Some Dogs Do”.

  3. Great list. My daughter has been obsessed with dogs for years. We like
    The Diggingest Dog by Al Perkins
    Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider
    I think the first book she could “read” by herself was Go Dog Go!

  4. Thanks for the review. I love to have a dog but my husband don’t like. So sad here. I will share this to my friend who have so may dogs in their house.

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