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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite
Samba is a four-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog who belongs to a little girl named Ariela. Ariela is originally from Brazil but currently lives in Canada where she loves the snow. On this particular snowy day, the little girl gets ready to go out and puts a saddlebag on Samba. Samba’s breed is used to carrying stuff over distances so Ariela fills her dog's saddlebag with a couple of potatoes to train him. Samba loves the snow just as much as Ariela and the child wonders if it is because it reminds the puppy of his home in the Swiss Alps. The two wander off into the forest to play in the snow, but when it starts getting dark she has trouble getting the dog to come back home with her. Being such a young puppy, the forest is dangerous because of the wild animals that like to come out at night. Ariela is distressed by this until she remembers that she had brought along treats for her puppy. Slowly, with the help of the tasty snacks Samba loves, she is able to get him to come back home where dinner is waiting for the two of them.
Samba On A Snowy Day is a really fun and adorable book that kids will enjoy reading on a snowy day. It contains some interesting facts about Bernese Mountain Dogs that I wasn’t even aware of. It’s always nice when children’s storybooks contain real facts and lessons for the child reader to learn. Author Paul Yanuziello also provides a good example of the proper way to raise and take care of a pet, which is something that I believe all kids should learn at a young age. Joshua Miller did a fantastic job with the illustrations that are both colorful and fun. They help draw the young reader in and mesh perfectly with the story itself. Samba On A Snowy Day is definitely a book I would recommend to parents.