Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
Summary: Bob is a dachshund with some work to do. Up on the bed, he tosses off a doll and stuffed animal and knocks the bedside lamp and books to the floor. Everything is perfect for his day-long nap. “Uh-oh. Suddenly everything is not perfect.” A cat is seen peering over the side of the bed. Suddenly…pounce! The cat is up on Bob, with work to do. She crawls around on Bob, licks his ear, then finally settles down, snuggled up with Bob, ready to sleep all day. 40 pages; ages 3-7.
Pros: Anyone with a pet will get a chuckle from this brief tale by Geisel honoree Mary Sullivan, and really, couldn’t we all use a laugh these days? The illustrations are adorable and do a great job telling the story.
Cons: I found myself wishing this were in the usual early reader book format. I’m always looking for good short books for newly independent readers. This one fits the bill, but looks more like a picture book.