Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My Dog

This is a unique book.

I've never before seen a picture book with song lyrics for the text, but My Dog by Keith Fluckiger is exactly that.  The music needs to be bought and downloaded separately, but the book stands alone without it.

As the title reveals, the book is the story of a dog.

The illustration by Kory Fluckiger of the puppy waiting to be adopted is so cute I wanted to adopt it myself, and the other illustrations are good, too.

I listened to the music and enjoyed it. It's fun and the entire story is included in the lyrics. The banjo reminded me of the banjo my grandpa used to play when I was a kid.

We never know the loving, mischievous dog's name, but the book tells the story of its life from the adoption until the day it finally meets the owner in Heaven.

This book would be a great one for a child who is getting a pet, has one, or just loves dogs. And it would be especially helpful for a kid grieving the loss of a pet.


Penelope Cole said...

Hi Janet,
Thanks for your nice review. I've just lost two beloved pets, so I didn't think I could handle reading and reviewing this story. Thanks for doing so in such a kind way.
Penny (

Janet Ann Collins said...

Yours are probably in Heaven along with the dog in the story.