Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Miss Olivia, the Little Red Poodle: Her First Big Adventure

I received a complimentary copy of “Miss Olivia, the Little Red Poodle: Her First Big Adventure” by Tom Kaminski from the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team (http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?dorrance+7XZRvv+index.html).

When I first opened the book, I was a little disappointed in the illustrations. They aren’t very colorful, and a lot of the pictures are very similar. I started reading the story out loud to my husband and daughter. It is a very short and simple story about Miss Olivia (the poodle). She plays, gets dirty, needs a bath, and goes to play again. The story is short enough to keep a small child’s attention and simple enough for them to understand.

My main problem with the book is that Miss Olivia says “Oh darn” in the middle of the story. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal to adults, but it’s not a statement I want my small child making at any point. I think the author could have used another more suitable statement than that one.


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