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My son heard this book ar school and would not stop asking for his own copy. Book came in perfect condition with its CD. Its a great purchase to see my little one happy. Plus the story is cute to hear him read again and again.
There’s nothing I’d trade for my Fanny and Blue book! Too much fun. I used this book as a music teacher with my younger students and they totally loved it. I’ve since given this book to many expectant moms for a shower gift and it ends up being one of their favorites!
My daughter LOVES this book and got this as a "gag" gift for my husband's birthday as he was always picking it to be read (John Lithgow does a great job on the audio!) we read it all together and it continues to be family favorite!
I also have two dogs. ToTo (Cavajack) and Izzy (Beagle). Izzy is 7 and a rescue and ToTo is 13 and was sold as a designer dog but I think he was probably a mistake. I could relate to the relationship between the two dogs and the love of the author for his critters.
This is now a favorite book, both in the childcare where I work and with my 5-year-old grandson. The CD is a delightful rendering of the author singing the song. You can even find a YouTube video of John Lithgow singing his song and instructing his little listeners on their part. We listen to this book on our way to school each day. Two listens and we're there. Peppy tune, delightful lyrics depicting love between owner and his two dogs who are "not too smart but they're loyal and true-oo-oo, oo-oo, oo-oo, oo-oo!"
One if several books purchased for 7 year old grandchild for Xmas. I Thought it would be perfect as he has two new dogs in his life. The Cover illustration seemed to hold great promise. I expected a funny sweet tale but not entirely sold on the simple repetitive text and chaotic illustrations. . Is it possible the illustrations are overdone and overshadow the storyline?
I read this book and then taught the song (CD included) to all of my students K-5, which in my case, is an entire school of 880 kids. They really liked it. (The 5th graders got a bit silly during the song, but were easily reined back in.) The song is fast, and hard to get all the words in when you are first learning it (one class session), but here weeks later, they are requesting that we sing that song. They loved the pictures and the things the dogs do. It sparked lots of dog stories about their own animals. I haven't met a John Lithgow book that didn't go over really well with my classes.