Title: Yalu and the Puppy Room
Author: Brian T Yates
Available in print and digital
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May Contain Spoilers
Awww, this is a very cute chapter book that animals lovers are sure to enjoy. Yalu is a puppy, and all she wants is a forever home, where she will be treated like the princess she is. When all of her puppy tricks to captivate and enchant prospective owners fail to yield results, she is dejected. Persistence pays off, though, and soon Yalu has a family of her own!
Yalu and the Puppy Room is packed with colorful, endearing illustrations that supplement the text. As Yalu is rejected time and again, readers will begin to empathize with the little puppy. Why isn’t she ever good enough to be chosen over all of the other puppies? She is so cute! She has the pathetic, love me puppy-dog eyes down pat. Yet time and again, other puppies are picked over Yalu. There is a wonderful sense of suspense that builds to the end, because you start stressing with Yalu. I’d have picked her!
This book is based on the author’s own experiences, which made the read even better for me. The story is lovingly related, as a young couple comes to Yalu’s kennel and don’t find the new family member they are looking for, until, finally, Yalu is brought to the puppy room to strut her stuff. If you have a young reader on your Christmas shopping list, I think that this book would made a great present.
Grade: B+ (extra points for cuteness)
Review copy provided by publisher