…love for everyone.
I don’t have much to say about Amy Huntington’s Frankie Gets a Doggie other than that it’s a beautiful and heartfelt story that I loved. A large number of people have childhood experiences with pets, dogs being one of the more common. And that feeling of love these companions give us? Well, there’s really no replacing it.
The story doesn’t have a lot of characters unless you count all the dogs at the shelter. In essence, this is a tale that begins with Frankie, his father, and their kitty. If you’ve taken even half a glance at this book’s title, you already know where this story is headed. And it’s probably one of the most authentic and heartwarming stories I’ve ever read.
So, many of us have experienced what it’s like to get a dog. Frankie’s journey to the avenue to pick out the perfect pup is a simple one we can relate to. Though, perhaps we can’t all relate to knowing a dog who loves poetry (that one made me giggle). And so we spend a bit of time with the adorable artwork of Frankie and his father interacting with the dogs and the shelter worker.
But Wait, Doggie Still Has to Meet Kitty
Ugh, my heart. This is such an incredibly cute story. The rhyming, lyrical language was perfect throughout. As a reader with an emotional connection to the theme of this story, it’s very easy to fall in love with it. You empathize so much with Frankie when he’s interacting with his two pets. Honestly, I think this book achieves everything it sets out to.
The artwork was beautiful. I loved every single page, every illustration. The characters are all so expressive and energetic. You really feel the emotions right along with them. It probably helped, for me at least, that my fur baby has the exact same coloring as Frankie’s Doggie.
And I think that’s really all there is to say. This is a beautiful book with a wonderfully emotional story. It’s happy all the way through. I’d definitely say this is a great read for any kiddos who really love animals, dogs and cats in particular. I’m excited to see it out within the world and I hope it’ll be on numerous shelves soon.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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