From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1–Domino and his four puppy friends go out to play. They are big; he is small. He can't jump as high, run as fast, or bark as loud as the others, but no one minds. Then a ball rolls by, and though all the pooches give chase, it goes under a fence and stops. Four puppies bark, but Domino crawls under the barrier and nabs the prize. This simple story is friendly and sweet. Short sentences and repeated words make it ideal for emergent readers, but younger children will also respond to the positive message: being small has its advantages. Alternating between colorful spreads and circle-framed insets, the soft, pastel-colored illustrations will grab youngsters instantly. Domino is a shaggy pup with gray-blue floppy ears and spots on his back. He is cheered on by several playful sidekicks–a bird, a bee, a bunny, and a turtle. Trees with sticklike trunks and green polka-dot leaves and oversize daisies on green rolling hills make for an idyllic, free-spirited backdrop. Overall, this happy book feels like a new spring day in a safe world.–Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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This little guy wins out in the end in a cheery romp, abounding with puppies just begging for toddlers' attention.