Monday, October 19, 2009


Author: Sara Jackson
Reading level: Ages 3-7
Paperback: 26 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (July 28, 2009)
ISBN-10: 143924281X

Book Description:
A dog named Jack, lives with his other animal friends on a ranch. After seeing what mischief he can get himself into, and not finding any, he falls asleep. He dreams of being chased by a giant squirrel. When he falls down a hole, he lands in his toy box, on top of his favorite squeak toys. While playing with the cow, the others (horses, pigs, and ducks) start to grow and move around. Soon all the squeak toys circle Jack and he must find a way out. When he sees an opening, a large duck blocks his path. Jack and the duck try to out bark and out quack each other. Pretty soon Jack sees an opening and makes a run for it. As he does, all the squeak toys vanish in a puff of smoke and a cow sneezing on him awakens Jack. Thinking the cow is his squeak toy, Jack runs inside the house and looks inside his toy box to see if all the squeak toys are there.
My Review:
In my experience, all children love dog stories and this one will certainly hold their attention.
Jack is a very happy dog who loves to play and get into mischief-- until he goes to sleep under a tree and has a dream that his toys are giants that have come alive. He awakes, though, to find his small toys are still in his toy box, just as he left them.
This well-written, nicely illustrated book will delight young children.
(Thank you to the author for my complementary review copy.)

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