Sunday, October 17, 2010

Storytime Sunday: Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates

On Sundays, we try to have a relaxing day with the kids before the craziness of the new week begins, and one of our favorite activities is to read and tell stories. On most Sundays, I plan to share a story we've been reading, and I invite you to share yours in the comments.

One of the stories we've read this week is Louise Yates' Dog Loves Books. As you can probably guess from the title, it's about a dog named Dog who loves books. Dog loves books so much that he opens his own bookstore. When business is slow, Dog gets discouraged until he picks up a book and reads to pass the time. He's taken away on many adventures, and when a customer finally comes, he knows exactly which books to recommend.

The story is simple and to the point, but what I love about it is that it really shows the magic of reading and the fun that comes with introducing others to the books you've read. The illustrations themselves are just as charming and perfectly complement the story. When Dog is reading, he is surrounded by colorful dinosaurs, hopping kangaroos, and green aliens.

This is definitely one that we'll read again and a book that makes for a great read-aloud.

ISBN-13: 978-0375864490 | Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (July 27, 2010) | Source: Review copy from publisher

Also by Louise Yates:
A Small Surprise

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