Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Summary: It starts out simply enough: “Sit. Stay. Roll over.” A boy issues commands, and his dog obeys them. But then the commands get a bit more complex: “Juggle. Cook. Serve.” Outside, the two get on a bike: “Pedal”. They find a broken-down sailboat: “Fix”. And finally, they create a rocket ship: “Build” and “Go”. After traveling to another planet, they return home and get ready for bed. The dog is about to leave the room, when he gets one more command: “Stay”. The last page shows the two snuggled in bed with the caption, “Good boy.” 40 pages; ages 3-6.
Pros: A nicely illustrated friendship story with a unique approach and an adorable dog.
Cons: Does the dog ever get tired of being bossed around?