Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dog Blue

Dog Blue is another one of our favorites by Polly Dunbar. (I reviewed her book, Penguin,  a few weeks ago.) This story has the same easy-to-read, spare text and fun illustrations as her other books.

This story is about Bertie, a boy who loves the color blue. He has blue shoes, a blue shirt, and a blue dog collar. And he really wants a blue dog to go with that blue dog collar. But he can't find a blue dog, so he pretends that he has one. Pretending you have a dog is, of course, better than not having a dog at all--but it's not as good as having a real one.

One day, Bertie finds the perfect little dog. But this dog is not blue; it's white with black spots. Bertie doesn't know what to do about that...until he comes up with the perfect solution: he names the dog Blue.

This is a good little story about accepting what we have. Little Boy loves it--who doesn't like a story about a boy and his dog? And the blue theme is a fun touch.

Dog Blue
Written and illustrated by Polly Dunbar
Age range*: 3-6
My rating: 4 stars [out of five] 

*Age ranges are very flexible.

Full disclosure: I don't receive any compensation for reviewing children's books--the books are usually just checked out from the local library. 

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