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Summary: Photos and simple text help children process the steps of training their puppy to follow specific commands. This is a guide for helping children train puppies. It comes with a CD version, too.
Type of Reading: Family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 9; read yourself: 6 to 10
Interest Level: 5 to 8
Age of Child: Read with child nearly 6 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: Our child sat with rapt attention while we read the book. S/He was very interested in the "rules" (read: Tips to Follow) and focused on the words closely.
Adult Reader Reaction: This book was perfectly timed, as we are training a 10-month old puppy. The presentation is simple enough that it can be used quickly, and the video helps make it more concrete than just words and pictures.
Pros: This is an excellent how-to book for children. The presentation is organized and presented in doses just right for kids to handle. The vocabulary is also suited for independent reading by first or second-grade readers. The DVD helps make it concrete and includes a bonus trick that every kid loves!
Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. This is a book that would be very helpful to read BEFORE you bring the puppy home, too!