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MONTGOMERY’S VIEW

 

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Doggie Dreams by Mike Herrod  Blue Apple Books, 2011

What dog owner hasn’t watched their sleeping dog and wondered: what does he dream about?  The question really arises when the dog seems to be running hard in his sleep or starts whimpering.  Does a dog dream like a human?

This early reader in graphic format (part of the Balloon Toons series) lets the reader in on some of those possible dog dreams.

The young dog owner loves his dog Jake – but Jake sleeps all of the time.  All of this sleeping makes the boy wonder – what does Jake dream about?  In his dreams – Jake is one adventurous pup.  Jake dines at a nice restaurant in one dream; he is a rock star in another; and he is a knight in shining armor in the third.  But the best dream of all is the one that Jake and his owner share – playing ball together (although the point of view may vary!)

The text is minimal.  The illustrations are colorful and appealing.  There are no more than four frames on any page (usually fewer.)  This is a gentle tale that will elicit giggles.  It is bound to lead to chat about pets – a favorite topic of children everywhere.

Won’t we all wonder – what are own pets dreaming about?

This title would be great for Preschool – to Grade 3.

(Apologies for the hiatus of Montgomery’s View for the last two months – we were lining everything up – and the book reviews will now appear each week.)

posted: , by Mary Peverada
tags: Montgomery's View | Recommended Reads | Kids & Families
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