Review: Happy Letter Writing Day!
Though I do enjoy the convenience and speed of email and texts, I still love to send and receive letters in the “snail” mail. Just like I still love to read an “actual” book. So, to celebrate this momentous day, here’s a book you can read that also contains letters:
TITLE: CAN I BE YOUR DOG?
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Troy Cummings
PUBLISHER: Random House/2018
Dear People at Yellow House,
Can I be your dog?
I am potty trained, and I have my own squeaky bone. Also: I love to play!
I see you have a cat, but I’m willing to work with you.
Whoooooooo’s a good dog? I am!!
P.S. I know every house on Butternut Street, but I asked you first!
Who can resist that cute dog on the cover? Apparently, a lot of people on Butternut Street, because poor Arfy has to ask everyone on the street if they’ll take him in. How could anyone turn him down? After all, he has a lot of great qualities: He’s potty trained, has his own squeaky bone, loves to play, promises to keep the floor clean and the house guarded, and writes a darn good letter. Surely someone would be lucky to have him, but you’ll have to read the book to find out who, if anyone, adopts adorable Arfy. This heart-warming, humorous book, written in epistolary form, has colorful illustrations of fire hydrants & stations, sticks & bones, houses & junk yards, and stamps & letters, of course. I love CAN I BE YOUR DOG? and I hope you will too!
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.