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A Tall Tale About The Dog With The Polka Dotted Tail by Ash Gilpin is the story of a dog with a polka dotted tail whose best friend was a whale. Their meeting happened in a very unusual way. He was always alone because having a polka dotted tail made it very difficult for him to have friends. The other dogs would always tease him about his polka dotted tail and never included him in their games. One day there was a heavy rain and all the dogs were washed away and stranded without assistance. It was very difficult for them to swim back. There was one dog who did not drift from his home because he raised his polka dotted tail to signal for help. His whale friend saw the polka dotted tail and came to help, and together they rescued the other dogs.
It is a story about accepting differences and kindness, and it is heartening to see the dog with the polka dotted tail helping the other dogs during the heavy rains, even though they had never accepted him as their friend. The illustrations by Masha Klot are amazing and they make the story, scenes, and characters palpable to young readers. This book is good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries because of its message as it will help children accept each other for their differences and become friends. Parents can use it for bedtime storytelling and can help their children understand the importance of accepting their differences and being comfortable with it.