Monday, April 15, 2013
Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout!
TITLE: Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout!
AUTHOR: Jill Abramson & Jane O'Connor
ILLUSTRATOR: Deborah Melmon
Scout (a dog) is excited to go to the dog park with his human for the first time. She tries so hard to make friends but the other dogs do not want to have anything to do with her. The next day she observes the other dogs first and then she tries again to make some friends. She comes across one dog named Taco who is mean and that causes her to stay away from the dog park for a while. When she goes back, she loses her stuffed dog Baby. Will she be able to find Baby before it's time to go home?
This is a cute dog story. I thought the illustrations are wonderfully done as well. The lessons learned can be applied to friendships. The book will be enjoyed by preschoolers through early primary aged children.