About the Book:
dog named Jack, lives with his other animal friends on a ranch. After seeing what mischief he can get himself into, and not finding any, he falls asleep. He dreams of being chased by a giant squirrel. When he falls down a hole, he lands in his toy box, on top of his favorite squeak toys.
While playing with the cow, the others (horses, pigs, and ducks) start to grow and move around. Soon all the squeak toys circle Jack and he must find a way out. When he sees an opening, a large duck blocks his path. Jack and the duck try to out bark and out quack each other. Pretty soon Jack sees an opening and makes a run for it. As he does, all the squeak toys vanish in a puff of smoke and a cow sneezing on him awakens Jack. Thinking the cow is his squeak toy, Jack runs inside the house and looks inside his toy box to see if all the squeak toys are there.
About the Author:
Professional author Sara Jackson is a graduate of Vallejo High School. She also earned a Bachelors degree in screenwriting from the Academy Of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating, she became a freelance writer for The American Canyon Eagle. Ms. Jackson is a regular contributor of Gorezone Magazine, Animal Wellness and Fangoria. Sara has written numerous book and movie reviews for Scars Magazine. She has also written opinion articles for the Times Herald, most of which address the issue of animal rights and politics. In January 2007, she won first prize in the Soul Making Literary Contest with her nonfiction piece, “Necessary Procedures.” She is working on a horror script for director Rob Schmidt, has another children’s book at a publisher’s and is in the process of writing a collection of short horror stories.
I have two children ages 5 and 7, so when I have the chance to review a children’s book, I jump on it as I like to share them with my children. I’m not sure who enjoyed the book more, myself or my kids! But either way, this was a really nice book for kids.
The story was about a puppy dreaming of his toys coming to life. Too cute! The illustrations really went well with the lines of the story and really held my sons interests. Thats a plus in a kids book. The moral of this story is a wonderfully taught one. That it’s okay to have scary or bad dreams, but they are just that: dreams. Dreams won’t bother you in real life if you don’t let them.
This is written in a wonderful easy-to-read style and between that and the wonderful illustrations, I’d say that this book is worthy of 5 stars and perfect for a family reading night before bed. Highly recommended for anyone with children ages 3-8!
*This book was provided for review courtesy of Pump Up Your Book Promotions and the author*