Im glad I can participate in another 5 Minutes for Books Childrens Classics carnival this time were linking up and talking about favorite dog stories and classics to read with children. As a kid, I absolutely loved animals. I also loved reading. So of course I read every book I could find about animals especially if they were from the animals point of view. Dogs were a definite favorite. Below are the books that stand out in my childhood memories (in no particular order) click on them to buy/read more about them on Amazon!
Ginger Pye: My mom read this to us when I was about 10 and I loved it! A little dog (Ginger) is dognapped and two children, a brother and sister, do their best to find her.
The Dog Who Wouldnt Be: Another book my parents read out loud to my sister and I Mutts pedigree was uncertain, but his madness was indisputable. He climbed tress and ladders, rode passenger in an open car wearing goggles and displaying hunting skills that bordered on sheer genius. He was a marvelous dog, worthy of an unusual boy growing up a raw, untamed wilderness. So funny and a very entertaining read for the family.
101 Dalmations: The only real similarity to the movies or cartoon is the fact that there are at one time 101 dalmations. I absolutely loved this one (tale told from the dogs points of view) and the sequel below, The Starlight Barking.
Lad, A Dog: I grew up with Collies so I have a special love for them. I think that Albert Payson Terhune recognized this special breed and it truly is revealed through his writing. This is a wonderful novel and so are any others you can find by the author.
Harry the Dirty Dog: Lets hear it for picture books! This is such a cute one.
The Trouble With Tuck: This is one of those books that I read and re-read as a kid I was absolutely enthralled. A little girls dog, Tuck, begins to go blind and her family starts to think about putting him down. The little girl insists that if people can have a seeing eye dog, then Tuck can have a seeing eye dog! Touching story.