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Fan of grown up book, not children's book
on October 22, 2007
I loved the book Marley and Me, and couldn't wait for this to come out for my 4 year old son. First of all, I don't like the title, Bad Dog Marley, and they say it over and over in the book, to which I had to change the words when I am reading it to my son, to "no marley, no!" The meaning of the story is not proper to teach a child, that when your dog does something wrong, the right thing to do is put an ad in the paper to get "rid" of your dog. That is the worst thing I ever read in a children's book. And the only reason they "keep" the dog is because he saves the baby from the top of the fridge. (I don't even want my 4 year old to think it's okay to climb on the top of the fridge) What a let down.