Welcome to another Write a Review Wednesday, a meme started by Tara Lazar as a way to show support to authors of kids literature. Last week we reviewed Star Wars ABC. This week we’re reviewing Groundwood Books’ Doggy Slippers (age 2-5), written by Jorge Lujan and illustrated by Isol. I have to thank Trish at Groundwood Books for my review copy.
With four cats of our own, we know the affect pets can have on a family and specifically kids. There’s a magical bond between kids and pets; like a unique friendship. I didn’t realize that Doggy Slippers was a book of short poems. I was drawn to it because of Isol’s wonderful sketch illustrations. We loved them in the book Petit, The Monster.
Even though we were expecting a story at first, the small poems to read were a delight; like a collection of mini stories. My kids loved the stories. It was like talking to another child about their pet versus reading poems about pets. I loved that. We smiled at the boy and his kitty (it was everywhere just like our cats). We laughed at the turtle’s fall down the stairs (you’ve never seen a turtle move so fast). Doggy Slippers covered a variety of animals too, including a monkey.
After reading some of the poems my kids would talk about their cats and how they would describe them; how would they compare to the animals from the kids in Latin America.
You can add a copy of Doggy Slippers to your own personal library by visiting your local bookstore or Groundwood Books. For other great book ideas for kids read through some of the past Write a Review Wednesday posts.