Old Dog Baby Baby (Julie Fogliano)

Hey there, everyone! Today, we read Old Dog Baby Baby, written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Chris Raschka, an adorably fun book about the special bond between dogs and babies.

Told in a unique rhyme scheme, the story begins with Old Dog sleeping peacefully under his family’s kitchen table when the newest addition to the family, Baby, crawls in. Baby begins curiously examining the old pup, to which the good boy responds with patience and affectionate kisses. At last, the pair grow tired and fall asleep curled around each other on the kitchen floor, much to their family’s amusement.

This is such a lovely, simple book. The slice-of-life story doesn’t need to be grand or sweeping; it conveys a timeless sweetness that anyone who has watched a baby and good dog interact will find happily familiar. Colorful and charming drawings continue this tone, being homey and warm without overbearingly technical. The length is great, and it’s a lot of fun to read for any dog-loving family. We loved it! Baby Bookworm approved!

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