Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Don"t Lick The Dog

Spring is officially here and we've been out and about, strolling here and there with the kids.

The apartment clustered neighborhood we live in (Sherman Oaks) must be second in the world to West Hollywood's largest pet-owned dog population. On an 8 block walk to school we encounter an average of 15 dogs being walked!
The best is when it rains here and the dogs are wearing raincoats and sweaters. I need to get my camera ready but I don't want to be rude. Dogs are not always in the mood to smile.
Don't Lick The Dog (Making Friends with Dogs) is a new book by Wendy Wahman. It teaches kids how to interact with unfamiliar dogs with silly rhyme and humor. The illustrations are wildly outrageous which make it even more fun to read to kids.
Wendy provides really great helpful tips about all kinds of dog behavior: slow down, stay still and remember, don't lick the dog!
" Good dog manners show you care...... when meeting new dogs everywhere."
The adorable Springy- Boston Terrier Dog illustration above is by etsy artist Brian Rubenacker.


  1. I have to admit I'm not a dog person, but I can see what a fun book this is.

  2. We don't own any dogs either, so I think it's important for my kids to learn how to act when they come face to face with one of the many dogs in our neighborhood.
    Yes! It is a fun book and great way to learn how to make friends with dogs...or not.


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