Whatever the species, your new companion animal needs your help — and these interactive books will have you smiling as you comply.
Meet your new dog — a real sleepyhead! He does wake up and say woof when you call him (just turn the page and see), but he’s in dreamland again before you can even scratch his back. Call his name again, louder this time. There! What happens when you tell him to sit, or fetch the ball? Kids will love this clever exercise in virtual canine companionship.
The straightforward plotlines and simply rendered illustrations just might encourage kids to imagine, verbalize, and draw additional scenarios for these charismatic critters…these two fun, participatory picture books will be good practice for would-be pet owners. —School Library Journal