Name of the Book: Bad To The Bone
Series: Down Girl and Sit #2
Name of the Author: Lucy Nolan
Name of the Illustrator: Mike Reed
No. of Pages: 66
Genre: Children’s Book
Summary from Goodread
Down Girl, a dog, protects her home from Here Kitty Kitty, the enemy feline next door, and attempts to train his master to understand canine ways.
Are you an animal lover? Do you love dogs? Do you have a pet animal? If your answer is YES, the this book is for you. In the book, the author takes the perspective of the pet animals and writes the story from a pet’s point of you. Everything written in this book happens as the pet wants.
The book is an easy read. The story is funny and humorous. If you like reading books that relaxes your mind then give it a read. So, let’s come to the story. Down Girl, Sit, and Here Kitty Kitty are three pet animals and yes these are the names of the animals. Now, you mush be thinking why they are named so? They aren’t named so by their masters but these animals think that these are their names. As I told you earlier, every thing is happens in this book from the animal’s perspective so are the names.
There are mainly two pet dogs in the story who think their names are Down Girl and Sit respectively. They have their masters that live in separate houses, obviously!! Both the dogs hate squirrels and cats. Here Kitty Kitty is a cat that both the dogs don’t like at all.
This book is divided into 4 chapters and all the chapters are based on the events that happen in the story. The story wants to tell us that dogs need their master’s attention and they hate squirrels and cats. Dogs can do anything to get their master’s attention and can even be as bad as “bad to the bones”. Thus, the book is named so.
The author has done full justice to the story. This is my first book where I am reading a story from an animal’s perspective. My 9 years old son has already read this book and he suggested me to read this story. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and laughed often while reading the book.
It is a perfect read for 7-9 years old children. The language is simple and understandable. The illustrator has also done a remarkable job and put some funny pictures int he book that helps kids to understand and visualize he story as well. This is the second book of the series Down Girl and Sit. I and my son are looking forward to reading the first and the third part of this series too. This book is a perfect gift for kids below 10 years of age. It is available on Kindle unlimited too.
My Personal Thoughts
I feel that when we are stressed or looking for a change we must read a children’s book or a comic. They really help in relaxing and deviates the mind from daily chores. I often go for an easy read sometimes just to change my mood and lighten up my mind. I also recommend reading books to your kids or allow them to read the books if they are old enough to read.
Are you a dog lover or a cat lover? Please message in the comment section. Also, read this book if you find my review well explanatory. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.