Dog Loves Books

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Canine book lovers bring stories to life in preschool show.

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Educational Value

It shows how you can turn to books to find answers to questions and help solve problems, as well have fun. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Dog and Pug are good friends and enjoy helping each other. They see the value in reading and friendship.

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The TV series is adapted from a popular picture book franchise. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dog Loves Books, which is based on a picture book series by Louise Yates, is an animated preschool series that shows how wonderful reading can be. It also highlights how reading can be a way to find answers to questions or problems. Each gentle episode is short enough for young children’s attention spans, while being colorful and lively enough to keep them engaged. 

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What's the story?

Based on Louise Yates’ popular picture book series of the same name, DOG LOVES BOOKS is a kid’s TV show about a dog and his friend turning to books to help them work through problems. Dog (voiced by John Thomson) loves books so much that he opened his own bookshop. It’s a wonderful place to be, and whenever he and his best friend Pug (Craig Cash) have a question, they read a book that will help them find the answer. 

Is it any good?

This delightful animated series offers a storytelling experience that shows just how much fun reading can be. As Dog reads the narrative out loud, both he and Pug are transported to the story world, and together they see and learn new things. After the tale ends, they find a way to associate the story’s narrative with whatever problem they are trying to resolve. 

Dog Loves Books’ approximately 8-minute episodes are just long enough to tell a good story, but short enough to keep young viewers from losing interest. This, combined with the fact that each installment is sweet and fun, makes it a great TV show for preschoolers to enjoy. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way books make our lives better. In Dog Loves Books, Dog and Pug read books to help find answers to questions. But Is that the only reason they read them?  

  • Do you love books? Which ones are your favorite? What makes them special?

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