Jake the Growling Dog (Jake the Growling Dog Book 1) by Samantha Shannon – Review by Debi Kircher

Jake the Growling DogJake the Growling Dog by Samantha Shannon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jake the Growling Dog: A Children’s Book about the Power of Kindness, Celebrating Diversity, and Friendship by Samantha Shannon

4 Stars

I read this book twice as it is a pretty quick read. I love where the author took this story but I found it a bit awkward at times while reading, my favorite part was actually after the story and the message that was supposed to be gained while reading. The activity was awesome and the list of things you can be thankful for was a great topic starter since I decided to sit with my grandsons and let them lead the rest of my review.

I did have to read a few parts a couple times with them to keep them interested and had much more luck with them after the last page when I opened up the conversation with them about the story. The practice loving-kindness was probably my favorite part as it opened up some awesome conversation with the boys because they understood and shared stories from their classrooms and friends. The activity was awesome and although I’m not sure they will take it any further than our time together they did enjoy the time we discussed it and that was awesome.

So all in all I think this book is great, the story itself did lead into some great time with the kids and I would recommend it.

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