Friday, July 30, 2010
Always in Trouble, by Corinne Demas, illustrated by Noah Jones
The first of our reviews from the Scholastic Book Fair:
Emma's dog, Toby, was always in trouble. Any kid with a dog can probably relate to the midnight barking or the trash spread throughout the house. He can probably also relate to Emma's efforts to keep the peace, by giving him extra attention or by taking him to obedience school. The pictures are cute (loved the crayon on the nose), and express Toby's gleeful approach to life. The final solution is a little ambiguous, but maybe that's for the best - if Miss Ami knew just what that special training consisted of, she might start expecting us to vacuum, as Toby now does! We give this one a
4 out of 5.