Too Many Poodles

Children - Picture Book
29 Pages
Reviewed on 07/20/2019
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Author Biography

Melanie J. Vogel is the author of several published children's books. She has received a Readers Favorite Five Star Seal and mention in Publishers Weekly on several of her books, and her book "Billy Beakhorn and the Booger Man" (Uncle Dave's Books, 2016) was featured at the 2017 American Book Festival.

She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Cumberland, Maryland with her husband, Roger, grown daughter, Millena, three poodles and a cat.

The inspiration for her book “Too Many Poodles” is, of course, trying to get a good night’s sleep with three poodles in the bed.

To learn more about Melanie and her books visit her website at

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Meet the poodles in a little girl's bed in the story Too Many Poodles by Melanie Vogel. There are two poodles at her hip, one on her head, and altogether five poodles in her bed. They are all very comfortable in her bed and the little girl does not want any more poodles. Some of the poodles are running in their sleep, two are snoring, one takes a leap, and the girl cannot get proper rest. She cannot move or breathe, and she has to wiggle free to go to the bathroom. Once she gets back, there is no space for her in the bed. She chooses to sleep on the floor and let the poodles sleep on her bed.

This delightful story is all about making sacrifices for loved ones and Janeen Payne gives good pace and movement to the story with her adorable illustrations. Pictures always make a story appealing and they also help children connect better with the characters. Readers who have pets will love this story and many of them would love to be in the little girl's shoes and have that many poodles their bed or in their homes. The story is simple and charming, and it is a good bedtime storytelling book for parents and grandparents to read out loud. Books that teach good values to children are helpful and it is easy for youngsters to understand when these are woven into a story with interesting and loveable characters.