Sunday, September 6, 2015

Stay!, by Alex Latimer

Buster is a pretty good dog--for the most part.  When it's time to go on vacation, though, Ben's parents decide that Buster won't be coming along.  He gets to stay with Grampa for the week.  Ben is quite concerned about Buster's care, and leaves lots of notes for Grampa, as well as sending postcards from vacation with tips and reminders.

The one thing Ben forgot: Don't take Buster to the post office!  After their visit to the post office, Grampa decides that Buster could use some training.  By the time Ben gets back from vacation, Buster has learned a few lessons from Grampa.  Ben's parents even let him go on the next vacation.
Latimer's illustrations are colorful and fun.  Several of the pages feature Ben's artwork and notes to Grampa, adding variety and interest.  I think just about any dog owner can relate to Ben.  Dogs are fun, but can be a pain when the tear things up.  Even when they tear things up, we can't help but love them! Stay! is "A Top Dog Story."  Maybe we'll hear more from this "top dog" in future stories!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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