DOGSPEAK: We Belong

3 March 2022 is World Book Day.

This year's theme is You Are a Reader.

Smidgey took this theme to heart.

And given the current state of the world, she chose a book that has heart for EVERY reader.

Even dogs.

Smidgey got her paws on WE BELONG (e-reader version) by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Carlos Vélez Aguilera.

And as always, Smidgey had some thoughts.











While Smidgey has her dogged opinion about WE BELONG, MY opinion is that the text is rhythmic, rhyming and should be required for young (and young at heart!) readers.

And the illustrations are as uplifting and powerful as the words. 

(And so much more colorful than Smidgey realizes...poor dog.)

Here are the Book Specs:

written by Laura Purdie Salas

illustrated by Carlos Vélez Aguilera

published by  Carolrhoda Books ®

1 March 2022 (Happy Book Birthday!)

Picture Book for ages 4-8, 32 pages 

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12 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I can't wait to get my own paws on this book - truly the book the world needs at the moment. Thanks for sharing your two perspectives on what stood out to you about the book ;-)

laurasalas said...

Oh my gosh, this is fabulous, Bridget--thank you, Smidgey! I don't know what I was thinking, suggesting that kitten licks are a GOOD thing. Next book--all dogs, all the time :>D Bridget, I love these, and I can't thank you enough for sharing WE BELONG. Would it be okay if I use one of your images on my site when I link to your review? I was thinking the "I love these words" one.

KatApel - katswhiskers.wordpress.com said...

Clearly a Smidgey review is going to be right up there with Publishers' Weekly, School Library Association, Kirkus, etc...

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Elisabeth! Smidgey can lend you her e-reader if you want? It only has a little bit of drool on it... ;)
Smidgey would be proud to have any of her paws-sitive words/images linked to your site, Laura. Use anyone you'd like.
Yes, Kat, Smidgey is happy to review all PF peeps' books - your new snail tale included! She has opinions about books...

jama said...

There's no end to Smidgey's talents -- a crackerjack book reviewer! Such witty commentary. Thanks for the peek into Laura's new book. Happy to see all the dog pictures. :)

Janice Scully said...

What a fabulous review--Smidgey is really smart! I just ordered Laura's book.

Mary Lee said...

Smidgey has such good taste (probably not so much the breath)!

laurasalas said...

Thanks so much for permission to use an image, Bridget--and for the kind words and support, friends!

Linda Mitchell said...

I adore this review...so smart and fun and full of heart. Every time I visit your blog I smile and that is a good, good thing.

Patricia Franz said...

Thank you, Smidgey! Love your recommendation! :)

Michelle Kogan said...

What a lovely doggie review of Laura's "We Belong" book, with fun commentary running through. Smidgey is quite a pal to pose for you with this sensitive, color-filled new book, thanks Bridget!

Karen Edmisten said...

Smidgey sure knows how to review a book! I laughed at Smidgey's reaction to the "YOU ARE GOOD" page. :D

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