Take the Dog Out!

Children - Animals
36 Pages
Reviewed on 06/24/2014
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Author Biography

My goal is to make kids giggle while they learn. Reading is fun!

As a mother of two, I know it can be difficult to get children to read. Sometimes, they get frustrated.

Take the Dog Out! is a picture book intended to build a child's reading confidence. It has fun illustrations, repetitive text, and sight words. In addition to reading the story, a child can find hidden dog bones, count the barks, and look for something red on every page.

On a more personal note, I'm a former newspaper correspondent and a graphic designer. My family includes a wonderful husband, two fabulous children, and a dog named Coconut. Coco is the inspiration for this picture book. She loves going for walks. Yes, she makes sure we Take the Dog Out!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

This cute little dog started barking because he wanted someone to take him outside. So he goes to each family member, barking to let them know he wanted to go outside. But each person he went to didn’t have time to take him out. So what did this cutie dog do? He disrupted what each one was doing to get their attention. But that still didn’t work because they only yelled for someone else to take the dog out. Wow, what is a cute little dog to do when no one will listen to him and all he wants is to go outside? Written by Lynne Dempsey, Take the Dog Out! will entertain your children as you read it to them over and over.

This book is so charming. There are not many words to the book, but it doesn’t need words because the pictures are so amazing that they tell the story. Mandy Newham-Cobb does a fantastic job of illustrating each page with the most adorable and vivid illustrations, making it clear what is happening in this story. And at the end of the story, the author challenges children to read the story again and lists several different things for them to watch for and count in the illustrations on each page. I love this idea because it lets the child interact more with the story.