Saturday, June 6, 2015

Kid Konnection: My Dog is the Best & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a precious little picture book!

Summary: What do you get when you combine one energetic, enthusiastic little boy with his sleepy but tolerant dog? Unconditional love. Using simple words and spare illustrations, My Dog Is the Best celebrates the special bond that exists between a young child and a beloved family pet. It's the heartwarming story of two best friends. . . told by a boy with a very active imagination. --Farrar Straus Giroux

MY DOG IS THE BEST by Laurie Ann Thompson is an adorable picture book that will appeal to readers of all ages. The book tells the story of a young boy and his dog, and it's guaranteed to delight even the littlest of readers.

MY DOG IS THE BEST is a quiet story with few words and soft colors; however, it conveys a wonderful message. This excited (and very cute) little boy shares all of the things that he and his dog play... even when the dog is very tired. This book features the unique friendship that exists between a child and his pet, and pet owners will definitely relate.

As you can see from the picture below, the illustrations by Paul Schmid are terrific! I love his use of color; and even though the pictures are rather simple, they definitely complement the story. I also enjoyed seeing how he brought to life the various ways the boy and his dog play.

Check out these other tour stops:

6/8/2105        Jean Reidy
6/9/2015        Watch. Connect. Read.
6/10/2015      5 Minutes for Books
6/11/2015      Kidlit Frenzy
6/12/2015      Unleashing Readers
6/16/2015      Anastasia Suen: Booktalk
6/19/2015      Kirby's Lane
7/1/2015        Library's Lions

MY DOG IS THE BEST is such a cute picture book and I highly recommend it to dog lovers!

Giveaway alert: The author has graciously offered to giveaway a copy of MY DOG IS THE BEST to one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before June 19th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

Laurie Ann Thompson's other books include Be a Changemaker and Emmanuel's Dream. From the day she was born, many of her best friends have had four legs and fur. She now lives with her husband, two children, a grouchy cat, and a disabled dog in the Pacific Northwest.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

That look adorable - I'm sure Vance would have loved it!

Beth F said...

Oh wow! That book is the cutest!

Stacie said...

This sounds like a very sweet book!

Laurie Thompson said...

Thank you so much, Julie! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)