Saturday, March 15, 2014

Review: Eddie and Dog by Alison Brown


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Eddie is looking for a friend who likes adventure. Then Eddie meets Dog and the fun begins! This wonderful story with stunning artwork celebrates the excitement of a beautiful friendship. A must for any child who loves a little adventure.
For ages 3-7.
* Hilarious story about a boy and his very determined dog
* Top selling topic: Dog books consistently outsell cat and other animal books
* Dog lovers will find this book particularly charming
* Delightful art style
About the Author:
Alison grew up in Bangor, Northern Ireland. She learned to draw by copying cartoon strips from her comics and her father’s newspapers. She studied Fine Art before beginning a fulltime career in children’s books. 
MY TAKE:
I don't know if I'll let my kid keep a pet around the house, but if the dog was as cute and charming as the one in this book, I'll certainly consider it.

In Eddie and Dog, Eddie finds a dog who, like him, likes adventure. His mom thinks that the dog wouldn't be happy in their home because they don't have a big yard for the dog to run around in. His mom keeps sending the dog away to places it may like but the dog keeps coming back to Eddie.

I found this story to be such a sweet one. Eddie and his dog have a relationship which most dog lovers have with their dog, so kids who have their own dogs will definitely relate. Obviously, there's a bit of exaggeration when it comes to depicting how the dog keeps coming back, but it makes the dog seem even cuter in the illustrations. The drawings are cute too. It looks like they were colored using watercolor and colored pencils. That's perfect because it makes the illustrations look nicer but not to the point like they don't really belong in a children's book.

Thanks to NetGalley and Capstone Young Readers for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. The illustrations are pretty.
  2. The characters are charming.
  3. You want to root for the characters.

THE BAD:

  1. It makes you want the book to be a little bit longer.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
The dog must have thought about Eddie, too. Because the next day... he came back.
READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes dogs.
  2. You like books about dogs.
  3. You like children's books that have memorable characters.

RATING:
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