From School Library Journal
PreS—Another celebrity author tries her hand at writing a children's book and produces a predictable, didactic, and overly cute story. Evie's pup is part Shih Tzu, part cocker spaniel, and part poodle, which makes him a SheetzuCacaPoopoo. Although the word itself may send preschoolers into giggle fits, the story starts out like many other tales of untrained pets that amuse themselves by wrecking the house. The family's solution is to send Max to Doggy Day Care while Evie is at school. On day one, he is bullied by Brutus. On day two, he organizes the small canines like himself to outsmart the bigger dogs. But on day three, Max convinces both sides to compromise and they play happily ever after. An assortment of Disney-type doggies illustrates this uninspired yarn. Kids who want a really animated story with lots of laughs should pick up Nick Bruel's Poor Puppy
(Roaring Brook, 2007).—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT
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About the Author
Joy Behar is an actor, writer, comedian, and current cohost of the Emmy Award-winning talk show The View. This is her second book for children. She lives in New York City.
Gene Barretta lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.