Published by Clarion Books
Summary: A dog narrates her best day ever: hanging out with her best friend (a boy in a wheelchair), digging, chasing a cat, and swimming. But after she rolls in a dead fish, her boy tells her she stinks, they head home for a bath, and suddenly the day is not the best ever. When she runs around after the bath and breaks a lamp, her boy yells at her, and it becomes the worst day ever. But an evening apology and a game of fetch with her friend quickly restores the status back to best. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A dog’s live-for-the moment joy is beautifully captured here, and it’s nice to see a kid in a wheelchair being a part of a story that is not about disabilities.
Cons: Rolling in a dead fish.