Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nothing To a Dog like Hot Dogs and Bubble Gum

J.P. Trouble
by Ryan Hill
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Warren Publishing

Little Johnny Lippett had just moved to a new town. He had no friends, no television, not even a goldfish...Little Johnny really, really needed a new friend.

The 411 by Maria:

My kids love being read to and I love books that I can read to them over and over again without getting bored myself.  JP Trouble by Ryan Hill is that. The kids have both asked me to read this book to them at least three times a week since we got it. 

They love how the dog or "Just Plain Trouble" and Johnny found each other. They get angry when Snooty Sally tries to take the dog from Johnny and they love that in the end Johnny and his friend get to be together. 
My kids by the way, are dying for a pet. 

I appreciate the story about a lonely boy and a lonely dog finding each other but more than that, I love how the author filters in some bullies who try to take the dog and in the end, lose! Hooray.

The colorful, fun illustrations add to this adorable book of a sad, lonely boy who really needed a friend with a dog who needed him just as much.

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