Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Odd Dog Out - Rob Biddulph

Summary: 

For busy dogs
a busy day,
of busy work
and busy play....

And one small dog is finding out what being
different is all about.  All Odd Dog wants is
to fit in and she's prepared to go around the
world to find her place in it.  But sometimes
it takes becoming part of the crowd to show
that, actually, it's better to stand out from the
rest.  From award-winning and tremendously
talented Rob Biddulph comes a heartwarming,
funny, and poignant picture book about the
power of being yourself and blazing your own
trail. 

(Summary from book sleeve - Image from amazon.com)

My Review:  I was delighted to find Odd Dog Out in my mailbox in early December.  I don't remember requesting it for review, so I can only assume that Harper Collins just wanted to make my day (and they did). 

Odd Dog Out is stinking adorable.  It's about a dog who doesn't fit in with the crowd and ends up hitting the road in an attempt to find her tribe.  Eventually, she finds a town where everyone is just like her.  Well, almost everyone.  When Odd dog meets another dog who doesn't fit the mold, she beings to realize that being different isn't all that bad.  In fact, it can be amazing!

Odd Dog Out has a wonderful message of self-acceptance.  It teaches readers that it's okay to be different, to embrace those qualities that make you you, and to love yourself for who you are inside and out.   I adored the colorful pictures (see right, click to enlarge), adorable dachshunds, and rhythmic, rhyming prose.  I recommend this book to anyone who wants to encourage tolerance and acceptance, and most especially to those parents of young ones who march to the beat of their own drum.

My Rating: 5 Stars

For the sensitive reader:  You should be fine.  At least, I didn't find anything to offend in this book.

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