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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
Sasha and His Red Leash by Yossi Lapid with illustrations by Joanna Pasek is the first book in The Secret Diary of a Lucky Pup series. Sasha is one lucky little puppy. He has Big Boss Bob, Sasha’s loving owner, who gives him the best of everything. He takes Sasha on walks, gives him treats and healthy snacks. Now through his diary, Sasha shares his story with readers. While his life seems to be perfect, there’s one thing that he absolutely hates: the red leash. The leash that Big Boss Bob puts on him wherever they go. Sasha tries all sorts of things to make the leash disappear. He tries to drown it twice and even tries to bury it in the yard, but no matter what he tries, it just keeps coming back. This leads Sasha to learn a very important lesson from Big Boss Bob about safety.
Sasha and His Red Leash is a delightful story that teaches children how to keep their pets safe, which makes this book the perfect tool to prepare children for pets. This story will spark a valuable discussion between parents and children as Yossi Lapid uses this story to educate children. Sasha is a happy puppy that children will immediately love as they see images of Sasha enjoying treats, walks, and attention. As the story weaves through what makes this little puppy happy, children see what makes him unhappy - the dreaded leash. The red leash is Sasha’s enemy and Joanna Pasek depicts humorous images of Sasha’s attempts to get rid of it. Lapid weaves this need for freedom into a good lesson about safety that will teach children how to keep their dogs safe. This is a must-have story that parents will love sharing with their children. It prepares youngsters for the role of a pet owner and teaches them pet safety. Children will enjoy the charm and humor of Sasha and His Red Leash.