"The Poodle Tales, "Poodlemania" is the first of twenty-four in a whimsical collection of children's books written in rhyme. Enjoy these twelve Poodle puppies' antics and escapades as they grow and well...become out of control. "
Faber's love and dedication of her poodles is clearly evident in both her books and website. The Poodle Tales website is loaded with books, games, videos, poodle club and shop.
Poodlemania is a funny and cute first installment in the Poodle Tales collection. The second grade classroom I read this book to enjoyed the story and illustrations. There were several laugh out loud scenes that the kids could relate to. This lead to a great discussion afterwards on what some of their own puppies experience at home and how they dealt with certain situations.
The small text, however, can be a challenge for read aloud. From an adult standpoint, the flow was a bit awkward and wordy at times- possibly due to the rhyming rhythm. Several times I was interrupted by the class with students thinking that I mistakenly skipped a page or two in reading.
Overall, the children enjoyed the story and asked for more installments to be read for future read alouds.