Published:March 1, 2016
Publisher:HMH Books for Young Readers
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Approximate reading level:Kindergarten
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There is but one word in this book... "treat." Why would this be amongst the early reader books? Well, the style of this book, what I'll call an extremely expressive graphic novel, enables a beginning reader to read the book independently. That one word read again and again, along with the hilarious illustrations will tell an entire story and, therefore, boost a beginning reader's confidence. Confidence is good. And important. We like confidence a lot.
As the old saying goes, “Give a dog a ball, and he'll beg to play for days. But give a dog a treat, and he’ll never stop begging.”
In this companion to Mary Sullivan's Geisel Award-winning Ball, there's a new dog in town and he is focused on finding a treat, no matter the cost. But endless tricks and futile searching (you can't eat Grandma’s dentures!) can be pretty exhausting. Just when he’s about to give up hope . . . what’s this? TREAT!
In this hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel/ picture book hybrid, readers will rejoice and laugh as they recognize the silly, but always determined, behavior of man’s best friend.