Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009

Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth by Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner

This book will appeal to dog-loving kids — in other words, all kids. Here's the format: under the caption Dogs Do is a photo of, say, a German wirehaired pointer named Lukas holding a newspaper (remember those?) in his mouth. Flip the page, and under the words Dogs Don't!, with some added cartoon magic, Lukas is sprawled on a couch reading the paper. And in what is sure to be the biggest kid pleaser, Millie, a Lakeland terrier, squats beside a sign that reads "Please Clean Up After Your Dog." Turn the page, and Millie is sitting on a — well, you get the picture.