Queen Dog by Bridget Heos and illustrated by Alejandro O’Keefe


 51mrwtykzjl Queen Dog by Bridget Heos and illustrated by Alejandro O’Keeffe, Disney-Hyperion, 9781484728529, 2016

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: (1-5 5 is a starred review) 5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? I loved everything about this book, especially  the tongue in cheek humor. A French bulldog dons the cover of this book wearing a crown and regally sitting on her throne (dog bed). She describes just how she is treated; her servants brought her delicious meals on platters (dog dish) washed her in regal baths (bath tub) and organized royal hunts (chasing squirrels). She was the queen and from the dog’s perspective, her servants (owners) did treat her regally, often how childless adults treat their dogs. When a visitor comes to stay, the whole situation changes. She’s not treated like a queen anymore. Slowly Queen Dog regains her regal status when she takes on the job of teaching the princess-in-training.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This is a great book for new parents who have had a dog pre-baby. The text is sparse on the pages and the illustrations help tell the story so I think young children will be able to understand the story and enjoy it. Children ages 2-5 will love it.

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Nov. 20, 2016

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