Author: Ellie Crowe
Illustrator: Janet King
Published: August 31, 2018
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: November 11, 2018
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
It’s hard to be a good dog, but Harold, the golden retriever, really tries. Then the Dad brings home Prince, a silly little puppy that the Dad says is smart and brave.
Prince! “Smart and brave!” Harold can hardly believe his ears! And, even worse, when Prince does a doggy-doo right in the house, the Dad blames Harold!
Harold thinks Prince is a poopy little puppy. How is he going to live with him in his house?
Harold is just living his ‘happy-go-lucky’ life as a golden retriever when Dad brings home a new puppy named Prince. Harold has to adjust to all the changes that come along with Prince, which includes taking the blame for the things Prince does. This includes a huge No No: Pooping on the floor! Prince seemingly takes over Harold’s space and gets all of the attention unless Harold is getting fussed at.
There are parallels to this story and the feelings a child may experience when a new sibling arrives. **Spoiler alert** There will be tension until mutual feelings occur as they do at the end of this story.
This story is for children ages 6-8 years old. There are pictures at the beginning of each chapter to help tell the story. If you know kids who like dogs, or may have a new sibling arriving, then this would be the book for them.
I enjoyed this children’s book and liked Harold. If I had kids, I would most likely get them this book. Harold is very likeable and I can see (and hope) Crowe writes more adventures starring him.
**Many thanks to the author Ellie Crowe for sending me a copy to review!**