Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Good Dog, by Todd Kessler (illustrated by Jennifer Gray Olson)
My favourite part: I love the fact that Tako's owners, the Lee family, have a bakery that is constantly being sabotaged by the greedy corporate baker up the hill, because I think it's very funny that someone so obsessed with money would choose to open a bakery in the first place. Plus all of his baked goods are completely joyless, which I also think is very funny (How do you even make a sad cupcake? Somehow he manages it).
I also like how it shows the difference between acting like a "good dog" or a "good person" and actually doing the right thing, which isn't always the same thing.
Magda's favourite part: "I really like that the little boy found a dog and he actually go to keep him. That's awesome!"
[Mom's note: Yeah, thanks a lot for THAT idea.]
The Good Dog, by Todd Kessler
Illustrator: Jennifer Gray Olson
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Publication Date: July 15, 2014
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