Book suggestions.

Posted on Nov 27, 2011

I live in a town that bans residents from owning specific dog breeds. Whatever my feelings about this recently reviewed ordinance, I ran across some neat children’s picture books about the subject of dogs and safety that will be of interest to others.

May I Pet Your Dog? The How-To Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids) by Stephanie Calmenson is a story about a dachshund named Harry. The illustrations are cute, but more importantly, very clear. Nice story about respect for animals.

Don’t Lick The Dog – Making Friends with Dogs by Wendy Wahman is a rhyming story with bold illustrations. The story is simple but effective. Not as in-depth as the previous title, but a great gift book that is fun, yet informative.

Not Afraid of Dogs by Susanna Pitzer is not an etiquette book but a story about courage and friendship. The story begins with a boy who is “not afraid of dogs, just doesn’t like them.” He has to confront his fear when his aunt’s dog comes to stay. The illustrations are beautiful.

I bought all three for our public library. If you have suggestions about more good children’s picture books about pets, I’ve love to hear them!

1 Comment

  1. badlands quilts
    November 27, 2011

    There is a Dr. Suess book that my children have gotten from our library, Oh the Pets You Can Get. As I recall it was review of different types of household pets and also spent a good bit of the book talking about the care required…good prep for little ones to realize there is effort.


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