Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dog Meets Wild: Home on the Range

I was not that impressed with my second Cybils Early Chapter book finalist, Lucy Nolan's Home on the Range.  Two dogs who think their names are Down Girl and Sit take their confused sensibilities to a dude ranch, where they attempt to amusingly misunderstand things.  I found it predictable rather than charming, but I can see where kids would laugh at the trouble that the pets get into.  This is a hard category to get right for the whole family; this one may read better for the actual child taking his first steps at independent reading than for curmudgeonly me.

I think my kids have read it, but they are off at camp so I can't ask for their opinions.  But this one did not ring my funny bell.

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