Trenton Reads

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Archive for childrens books

The Day the Dog Dressed Like Dad

The Day the Dog Dressed Like Dad by Tom Amico was my daughter’s favorite of the last batch of books we borrowed from the library.  It’s a fun, short book with quirky drawings about a dog who stands in when dad has to go out of town for the day.  The one downside is that dad is not portrayed in the most favorable way – he’s grouchy in the morning, a bit demanding, and hogs the remote control.  That said, my three year-old requested this book almost daily and was sad to see it go back to the library


Little Pink Pig

In this whimsical tale by Pat Hutchins, Little Pink Pig needs to go to bed, but he keeps wandering into trouble and out of his mother’s sight. His mother enlists the help of several barnyard animals – the horse, cow, sheep and roosters – to find her wayward piglet.

Like most kids, my daughter loves books about animals, so this was a hit with her. The text is very simple and repetitive which lends a predictability to the story that little ones enjoy.

Bud and Gabby

When Gabby gets sick and is taken to the veterinarian, Bud reminisces about the fun they have had together, Gabby’s good qualities, and how important their friendship is to him.

My three year-old loved this book by Anne Davis. Just the right amount of words and the illustrations are simple, colorful, and endearing.

Little Flower


Little Flower is a potbellied pig with a special trick: she can play dead. When her owner, a sweet elderly woman named Miss Pearl, falls and cannot get up, Little Flower uses her trick to attract the attention of a passerby and get help for Miss Pearl.

Little Flower misses her owner, but this sadness is offset by the fact that Miss Pearl’s friends and neighbors consider the lovable pig a hero.