Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Mommy, Baby, and Me

Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review - Mommy, Baby, and Me

Mommy, Baby, and Me

About the Book
A long time ago, it was just Mommy and me. 
We were very good friends. 
We did everything together. 
It was very nice. 
But then . . . things changed.

A dog's world is turned upside-down when his owner brings home a new baby. How will the pooch adjust to the noisy, smelly, mostly furless creature who is hogging all the attention?

  • This humorous picture book story of a family dog's adjustment to the arrival of a new baby will appeal to young readers adjusting to new siblings themselves.
  • Children will enjoy the story's unexpected voice: the first-person point-of-view of the dog.
  • Exuberant, full-color, cartoon-style illustrations add to the fun.
  • Hardcover picture book with dust jacket.
  • 32 pages.
  • 8-3/4 inches wide by 11-1/4 inches high.

Author Linda Elovitz Marshall recalls how her first dog reacted when she brought home her first baby -- her pooch was not exactly a happy camper. Luckily, dog and baby ended up becoming the best of friends. Linda lives with her husband on a farm in the Hudson River Valley.

Illustrator Ged Adamson grew up in Liverpool, England. As a boy, when he wasn't watching TV, he was drawing and doodling. And drawing dogs is something Ged does a lot. He drew the dog in this book as a corgi but Ged insists that it's not because the Queen of England has one, he just really likes corgis.

My Take on the Book
Linda Elovitz has written a delightful story for a young child. It will make the adult and child laugh, empathize with the dog, and want to reread this story often.It was easy to see that the author understood how the dog must have felt as a new baby intruded on his space and became the center of attraction.As the story progresses, you will enjoy watching the growth of the dog to become a friend to the baby and its protector.

Ged Adamson's illustrations are just as engaging as the story. He captures the feelings of all the characters.

You will enjoy the story and the illustrations.
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