Saturday, September 19, 2015

Little Dog in the Middle of the Road

When I was a little girl back in the 1940s my parents used to read to me every evening.

Little Dog in the Middle of the Road is a newly published book by Sharon Stanley that reminds me of the story books I heard when I was a kid.

I especially enjoyed the way the author repeats the sentence, "And so it was" throughout the book.

The book tells the story of a little dog who is left with a stranger when his "person" goes away for a few days. The dog escapes, gets lost, and doesn't know it's dangerous to sit in the middle of the road.

What will happen to him?

I don't want to give away the plot, but I will say the story has a comforting ending. Any child who has or wants a pet will enjoy hearing about the Little Dog in the Middle of the Road

And Deidre Carr's illustrations add to the enjoyment.


penelope anne cole said...

Thanks for your nice review. It makes me want to read the story. I like the way you say it's a comforting ending. I'm the person with T-shirt that says "I don't care what happens in the story, as long as the dog lives." Thanks again. Penny

Janet Ann Collins said...

Penny, I could use a tee shirt like that. :-))

BarbaraB said...

Hi Janet Ann, Thanks for reviewing Sharon Stanley's "Little Dog in the Middle of the Road."
With just a few words you have given us the gist of the story and the flavor of the book. I'm looking forward to reading it. It sounds like something my great-grandson would love.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Barbara. It should make a good Christmas gift for him.

Unknown said...

Janet, I so much appreciate you reviewing my book! I kept meaning to check and see if you had had a chance to take a peek, but time (and my brain!) got away from me I'm ashamed to admit. I too loved the books that were read to me as a child. One in particular was Mimi the Carousel Cat. I must have asked for that one every night for years and years because the lyrical tone of the book stuck with me. It was comforting to read the same sentence over and over. I guess that's how I came to write like I do! Thanks again for your kind review. Little Dog is really special to me.

Janet Ann Collins said...

You are welcome, Sharon. I love books for kids.