I'm My Own Dog
David Ezra Stein
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
s you'll quickly see when you read this picture book, nobody owns me. I own myself. '
I work like a dog all day. When I get home, I fetch my own slippers. I curl up at my own feet.
ou'll see that I don't
when someone tells me to and I never retrieve things like balls or sticks.
ow as you get further into my story you'll discover that one day I did let a person scratch my back. Of course, that started something and '
the little guy followed me home
'. Because I felt sorry for him, I let him stay. Then I taught him how to use a leash, throw sticks, and learn commands like '
Sit, sit. Good boy.
his person is kind of messy. So I have to clean up after him. But because I have grown used to having him around, I think I'll keep him. '
Between you and me, I'm his best friend.
think you'll really like my book which offers a different (and funny) look at the relationships between wonderful dogs, like me, and the humans we hang out with. Someone told me there is
in this book. I'm not sure what that means but it sounds serious. Perhaps you can figure it out.
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