Joshua’s Bookshelf!: Eddie and Dog, by Alison Brown

[This review is based on an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) digital edition published by the Capstone Young Readers imprint of Capstone Books in 2014, and provided by NetGalley.]

So what’s it about?
Eddie is a little boy in search of adventure! He comes across a small dog at an airport baggage claim area (simply called “Dog”) and they go home and play together. Eddie’s mom sends Dog away because they don’t have a large-enough yard for him to run around in, but Dog keeps coming back! After being separated and reunited several times, Eddie and Dog come up with a very clever idea for a yard, and Dog is allowed to stay.

What did we think of the book?
I love good artwork, and the illustrations in Eddie and Dog ere adorable. We especially loved watching Eddie and Dog play pirates, and watching all the funny ways that Dog found his way back to Eddie! All the ways they played together were adorable and imaginative, and perfect for a 2-year-old boy who’s just starting to figure out how pretend play works. The only source of concern for me pertained to how Eddie and Dog were introduced in the first place: Eddie was standing in baggage claim when Dog came down the conveyor belt in a crate. If he was crated, that would lead me to believe that someone had put him into the crate and onto a plane. Where was that person? Did Dog already have an owner that he got away from? Was this unknown owner looking for him? Once I got past that, though, I really enjoyed the story…and Joshua loved its sweet silliness from beginning to end!

Would we add it to Joshua’s bookshelf?
Eddie and Dog is a great book for little ones! It’s funny and cute, and who doesn’t love an adorable animal? It absolutely belongs on Joshua’s bookshelf!

Happy Friday, everyone!

  • I have to bookmark all of these posts for ShuGar Boy one day! I love boy and dog stories. Mr. ShuGar loves Harry the Dirty Dog and we have his old copy from back when he was a little boy!