Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Laurie Ann Thompson
Illustrator: Paul Schmid
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
My Dog Is the Best is a short picture book that illustrates the bond between a boy and his dog. Despite the dog being intent on sleeping, the little boy enthusiastically finds plenty of activities to participate in with his canine friend and gives several reasons why his dog is truly the best.
This book is a quick and entertaining read and would be enjoyed by all, especially dog-lovers who understand the enduring bond that can exist between a person and a dog. The illustrations are simple, creative, cute, and subtly humorous, and they perfectly illustrate the easy-to-read text on each page. The author has done well at presenting a heartwarming story about unconditional love that is sure to bring a smile to any reader.