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Review: I’m My Own Dog

November 22, 2014

I'm My Own Dog

I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stone is narrated by a dog who can take care of himself – he works and plays by himself.  He even gives himself a good scratch every morning but there’s a spot on his back he can’t reach.  He lets someone scratch it for him one day and,

The little guy followed me home.  I felt so sorry for him.

The dog takes the man in and trains him.  Taking care of the man is a lot of work for the dog, but it’s worth it because he’s gotten attached to him.

I absolutely adored I’m My Own Dog!  When Vance was young, I used to tell him that our dog owned him and not the other way around and this book illustrates that perfectly!  It shows youngsters that there is work in owning a dog but it’s worth it.  The illustrations are adorable and will help keep little ones engaged in the story.  Everyone will want a dog to own them after they read this wonderful book.  It’s a must read for all young animal lovers!

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site tomorrow.

Review copy provided by Candlewick Press. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
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13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 22, 2014 5:17 am

    I agree with you. Dogs do own us! This sounds wonderful

  2. November 22, 2014 6:41 am

    This sounds so cute. I like the idea of seeing having a pet from the pet’s perspective!

  3. November 22, 2014 11:00 am

    I don’t pay much attention to reviews of children’s books. And I’m not much of an animal person. But you have caught my interest with this review. Nicely done.

  4. November 22, 2014 11:47 am

    This sounds sweet! I always wondered if my dogs did not own me…

  5. Patty permalink
    November 22, 2014 2:45 pm

    Now you have made me want a dog! And I am most def a cat person!

  6. November 22, 2014 3:43 pm

    This sounds like the perfect book for dog lovers of all ages. I’m glad you enjoyed this book, Kathy!

  7. November 22, 2014 4:44 pm

    Sounds fun 🙂

  8. November 23, 2014 8:17 pm

    I was totally owned by our dog 🙂 This looks adorable.

  9. November 23, 2014 8:27 pm

    This sounds like a good one for my kid who loves our dog.

  10. November 23, 2014 9:42 pm

    I just checked this one out of the library!

  11. November 24, 2014 9:43 pm

    oh gosh I must get this one for my little monkey! between my dog {that he adores} and his own dog {that he also loves} this book will be perfect! He is definitely an animal lover already between all of the animals in his life.

  12. November 26, 2014 12:20 am

    My eight year old has been begging for a dog – sounds like this would be a great book for him.

  13. bookingmama permalink
    December 4, 2014 10:33 pm

    This book looks adorable!!!

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