Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

My Dog Needs Me

My Dog Needs Me

Jane Cottrell
Illustrator:  Jordan Wray 
Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Flowerpot Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1486713080

There is no doubt that sharing your life with a dog is a truly wonderful thing to be able to do. Dogs offer us companionship and unconditional affection, and they can teach us so much about patience and how to live in the moment. The important thing to remember is that having a dog is a big responsibility. Our dogs need us to give them a lot of time and attention.

In this sweet little board book the author and illustrator shows young children how a little boy takes care of his dog “every day.” We see how he feeds and walks his dog. He also gives his dog baths, brushes him, teaches him tricks, puts him to bed, and, “most important of all,” he is his dog’s best friend.

This book would be a great gift for a child whose family has or is getting a pet dog.