From School Library Journal
Grade 2–4—MEOW, or Memories Expressed in Our Writing, has gathered cats from all over the world for a night of storytelling. What follows are 11 tales from the diaries of various felines, some going back as far as 2000 B.C.E. (Miu, the Great Cat of Egypt, who must contend with Abu, the Royal Dog). The book has a few standout tales, such as Go-Go's story about a school visit during which he climbs the stage curtains and Whiskers's adventure with a parachute, but the majority are rather pedestrian. Still, the short chapters and whimsical illustrations that appear on almost every page will appeal to reluctant and beginning chapter-book readers. An additional purchase.—Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY
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This collection of short stories combines the bedrocks of mass appeal: dogs, humor, and short chapters brimming with illustrations. (Booklist on Dog Diaries
Drama, humor, excitement, and love fuel these short, well-written stories that are certain to be relished by dog lovers. (Booklist on My Dog, My Hero
[T]his collection will be a hit with its target audience and is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers. (Kirkus Reviews on The SOS File