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3.0 out of 5 stars No "Gotcha" Feel, November 23, 2012
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This review is from: Boot & Shoe (Hardcover)
I wish I could put my finger on why this book did not appeal to me. Maybe it was the expression "got all up in Boot's business" or the peeing bonding moment, but all I know is that I did not like this book as much as others.

Boot and Shoe are littermates adopted into the same home, they do everything together with the one exception being that Boot is a back porch kind of dog and Shoe is a front porch kind of dog. Ok, every dog needs there private space - that is until a squirrel appears on the home front.

For no reason, this squirrel upsets the delicate balance of their home life to the point that the dogs cannot find each other. They have never spent any real time apart, and as each searches for the other with no luck the sun sets and the dogs must spend their first night without the other.

As the sun rises, the fateful moment appears when their bladders are tugged and they find their long lost littermate at their favorite spot.

Let's face it, this is a so-so story with no real message for the reader. I am sure that the simplicityof the storyline and illustrations will appeal to the very young reader, but anyone over the age of four will quickly tire and not want to sit through a third or fourth reading.
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Initial post: Nov 25, 2012 11:30:02 AM PST
J. Snavely says:
Out of curiosity, is "wanting to sit through a third or fourth reading" the criteria of a good kids book? For some reason that strikes me as odd, given most adults would never read the same book for themselves that many times.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2012 12:44:12 PM PST
Nancy says:
Yes, for me. If I am being asked to spend $12 to $16 dollars for a 40 page child's book, I want to spend my money on a book that will be reread and appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 3:15:16 PM PST
loveybyrd says:
Yes, most really good kid's books will be the ones that the kids want to hear over and over. However, I strongly disagree that kids will not want to hear this one more than once. The heartwarming ending is very comforting to children, even those well over the age of four.
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