Ross Collins a dog
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
I will admit that I was skeptical when my coworker handed me this one, proclaiming it’s hilarious. The first several pages are fairly benign, with simple text reading “This is a [animal]” and then a picture of that animal. But the dog on the cover gets increasingly bold and chases the other animals away or making their page say “This is a dog.” He even dresses up like an elephant on the elephant page, which made me laugh out loud. The text follows as the antics veer off into “this is a chase” and “this is a trick” and ends with the dog having eluded the others and curls up to sleep. (One note to those who try to stay away from potty humor is that one spread has the dog peeing on a giraffe.) This book would be a great Kindergarten read-aloud, plus the large type and repetition of “This is a” on every page would make it a good early reader too! Very reminiscent of Kelly Bingham’s Z is for Moose and Circle, Square, Moose – but this dog is less obnoxious than Moose.