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My Dog Toby

By Sally Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Simple writing and a humorous, believable story.

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Child-pet relationships are explored in this simple, gratifying story. A joyous Toby bounds through the pages, bewildered by the girl's commands but still happy-go-lucky and eager to please. Parents and children will enjoy Toby's enthusiasm and the girl's confidence in her dog. The book is also a good choice for new readers just past the beginning stage; many will be able to read this book themselves, especially after going through it once with a parent.

Watercolor-and-ink paintings perfectly portray the exuberant and loving Toby. The brown-and-white basset hound's expressions will ring true with dog owners. The illustration of the girl and Toby celebrating his success touchingly conveys their mutual joy and love.

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