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Friday, March 18
Written and illustrated by Mary Sullivan
My rating: ★★★½
Publisher: HMH Books
Date of publication: March 1, 2016
Age: 3 - 6 years
Themes: dogs, pets, food, graphic novel format
There's a new dog in town and he is focused on finding a treat, no matter the cost. But endless tricks and futile searching (you can't eat Grandma’s dentures!) can be pretty exhausting. Just when he’s about to give up hope...what’s this? TREAT!
Told entirely with one word—"treat," of course—this makes for a great companion to Sullivan's first book, Ball (which I haven't read, but with this book, I'm thinking I've got a pretty good idea how it goes). The different emotions expressed through typography and illustration make it extra fun to read, especially if you read it aloud; it'd be perfect for storytime. It definitely captures the voice of a dog's one-track mind!
So, while I would recommend it for dog-lovers and storytimers, I didn't particularly enjoy it myself. The illustrations aren't my favorite (I'm not personally fond of the style, but to each their own, of course) and the dream sequence was weird...but hey. I imagine there will be plenty of other fans of this book.
Find it at your library or on Amazon