From School Library Journal
K-Gr 2–Adorable Ben and his dog are off to the vet in this installment in a charming series. It's time for Aggie to be spayed, and Ben must deal with a bit of separation anxiety and a brief change in his pet's behavior. Ries's style is clean and basic without being choppy and detached. It contains just a hint of wry humor that dovetails nicely with the characters' sometimes droll expressions. Dormer's illustrations are wonderful, evoking pathos when Ben cries in the backseat of the car on the way home after leaving Aggie, and laughter when Ben transforms her from a “lamp head” to a “lion head” by drawing a mane on her Elizabethan collar. Ries and Dormer once again prove a delightful pairing, cheerfully and tenderly persuading new readers to keep turning the page.Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR
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In this follow-up to Good Dog, Aggie (2009), set in an obedience school, it’s off to the vet for a young boy, Ben, and his beloved pooch, Aggie, who needs to be spayed, a procedure that’s explained as something that will keep her from “getting sick . . . or having any puppies.” In three chapters, Aggie’s loyal master relates his worries about leaving Aggie with the vet overnight, missing her while she is gone, and helping her through the healing process. The bright, pleasing art and sensitive text capture a range of authentic emotions. A strong choice for beginning readers. Grades 1-3. --Andrew Medlar