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.