This book should be mandatory on elementary school shelves!
I still could recall many years back when I was in elementary school, the endless amount ofThis book should be mandatory on elementary school shelves!
I still could recall many years back when I was in elementary school, the endless amount of dog walkers and owners who felt that walking across a school's playground with their dogs was an appropriate and leisurely task. And now, as an adult, animal lover and adopter of several dogs, I have come to realize the world that exists out there for a dog and why they may react to situations in a certain way. This book does exactly that --with pictures too! (Score!) And I highly recommend dog owners and young kids to read it.
Kids have this tendency to run up to dogs and want to pet it without consulting the owner or having any consideration for the dog him/herself. And I feel that it's very important for parents to communicate this with their children. Even as a dog owner, other dogs may not necessarily react the same as yours does. I mean, how would you react if someone from across the field whom you didn't know just started staring and smiling and you and in a flash came bolting towards you? It's never happened to me and I sure hope it never does (as it seems quite creepy), but I think I would either run, cower or fight depending on my all the other aspects of the scenario. And don't judge me on that, please think about it, what would you do?
This book takes all of these scenarios and makes them comparable to what we would see if something similar had happened to us. It's informative, easy to read and very cute at the same time and I would highly recommend it to schools, parents, kids and dog owners.
Overall, I am giving this book a 3.5 out of 5. The information within the book was pretty straightforward; however, I appreciate the way that it is translated for kids to understand. Plus, the cartoons are very cute and amusing....more