Teddy is the top dog, and he is loving life. He sings lullabies to the neighbors at night and takes care of stinky sweaty socks. Life is good until he is presented with the worst possible gift—a cat—and to make matters worse, Fishbreath isn’t able to learn anything about being a dog. Teddy tries in vain to teach her to walk on a leash, stick her head out of the car window, and bark incessantly. When that doesn’t work, Teddy decides to try some of the things Fishbreath enjoys and realizes that “we’re both trying to be who we’re meant to be” and “you just gotta be your dog.” Though the message of being oneself is present, it is not overbearing, and the story is a lighthearted tale of an unlikely friendship. VERDICT Bright illustrations and cute characters will make this a favorite with young readers, especially pet lovers
We love reading all kinds of books, and every month we are so happy when our new books from Harper Collins comes. This month we are so happy with the book we got Teddy The Dog, it’s so cute we love it. Devon loves all kinds of books and this is right up his alley.
Teddy, the dog, is living a dog’s life.
He’s the leader of the pack and having fun just being his dog. But when a mysterious package shows up, it’s a CATastrophe! Or is it? Maybe a surprising addition to the family isn’t so bad. Maybe it’s not just a dog’s life after all.
A great book for any child to read or be read too. Easy to follow along, smooth words and so much fun to read. What’s your favorite book?
Keri Claiborne Boyle has loved writing since she was your age. After years in business communications, she now gets to write for kids and thinks like a dog! She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s from the University of Rochester. An avid triathlete and marathoner, she lives in suburban Boston with her husband and four children (three human, one canine), who serve—sometimes unknowingly—as the inspiration for much of her writing. This is her second children’s book.