Title: Dog in Charge
Author: K L Going
Illustrator: Dan Santat
May Contain Spoilers
When the going gets tough, Dog . . . takes a nap
Dog can Sit.
He can Stay.
He can even Dance.
But when he’s in charge, can he keep the cats in line?
All one, two, three, four, five of them?
With slapstick silliness and utterly earnest charm, Dog will quickly wiggle his way into preschoolers’ hearts.
This is one of the best picture books that I have ever read! It is so cute!! It even had an unsuspected twist that brought a huge smile to my face. Poor Dog is left in charge when his people have to go out. He is left in charge of five naughty cats. The cats, while not devious, love to play, and Dog is having a hard time keeping tabs on all one, two, three, four, five of them. When the tensions run the highest, and the house couldn’t get any messier, Dog succumbs to a nap to refresh himself, allowing the cats to save the day. The cats all love Dog, which made me love them.
If you have young readers at home, this is a fun book with big, bold illustrations that is sure to please. Even if you don’t have young readers, sneak Dog in Charge home from the library for a quick, delightful read.
Review copy obtained from my local library