Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Marsha Wilson Chall
Illustrator: Alison Friend
Figgy loves to play with his owner, George, but sometimes George has to go to school, a restaurant, or the go-kart track. Dogs, unfortunately, aren’t allowed at those places. But while Figgy’s owners think he is asleep on the couch, he’s really dreaming of being a rock star, a chef, and a race car driver. His crazy dreams wear him out, so he’s still tired when George comes home to play. George brings home a puppy, Dot, to keep Figgy company whenever they are away, so Figgy and Dot have adventurous dreams together!
Readers will enjoy imagining what dogs do when their owners are away in this tale of Figgy Mustardo. Parents will enjoy reading this book to preschool age children. The pencil and digital color illustrations of little Figgy are sure to charm young readers. Figgy has many human characteristics when his owners are away that will make readers giggle. This is definitely a fun read for all ages.