Rootin Tootin Dog


Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 04/02/2020
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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite

T is a third-grader who always manages to get himself into trouble. Even when he isn’t planning to do something wrong, he does. His real name is Bradley but his parents call him ‘T’ which stands for trouble. This particular day, T is served nasty oatmeal that he doesn’t want to eat. He has the idea that maybe putting chocolate chips in it will make it taste better. It doesn’t, and he decides to give the oatmeal to his dog Sonny. The dog eats everything up and T goes to school thinking he got out of trouble for once. When he comes home though, there is something seriously wrong with Sonny. Immediately remembering that dogs aren’t supposed to have chocolate, he gets scared and tells his worried parents what he did. He’s grounded for what he did and his father tells him he got lucky and Sonny could be a lot worse off than just the gas and diarrhea the poor animal was suffering from.

Rootin Tootin Dog is definitely a unique children’s book. Sheri Williams took a real-life lesson and turned it into a fun and educational book for kids to read. Many children have dogs but a lot of them don’t realize until it actually happens that animals can’t have chocolate and that it can kill them. Sheri Williams took a light-hearted approach to the issue but also made sure to make the consequences known for feeding your dog chocolate. Rootin Tootin Dog also teaches that lying doesn’t solve anything and in the end, the punishment is always worse than if you were just honest, to begin with. Stephanie Campbell does a wonderful job with the accompanying colorful and unique illustrations. It’s definitely a book I would recommend to parents for their children.