Sunday, May 21, 2023

Today's read... The Puppy Adventures of Porter and Midge by Giselle Nevada and Jennie Chen

Those dreaming of having their own puppy are going to want to take a peek at today's read. This picture book for ages 7 to 10 centers around how to train puppies/dogs in daily life situations and adventures. As a parent and dog owner, this one struck my let's see how it is.

Out and About
by Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada
Illustrated by Ann Kelble
Raise the Woof Press
Picture Book
38 pages
ages 7 to 10

CJ and Lora are on a mission. They want to ride on a float during the Independence Day Parade with their new puppies. But their camp counselor says puppies need basic puppy training before they can be in the parade. How will CJ and Lora train their puppies to be confident, calm, and open to learning new things? Will they be ready in time to ride the float in the parade?

The Puppy Adventures of Porter and Midge: Out and About  is an introduction to early socialization and training for puppies that will make them outstanding canine citizens and wonderful family pets. Kids will love following along with the two puppies' story as they learn about how to take care of their own pup.  Use the included checklists to go on real-life adventures together with your furry friend!



Set in story and picture book form, this read heads into the theme of training puppies in situations young readers will recognize.

CJ and Lora adore their new puppies, Porter and Midge, but in order to take them to all those places they would like to go, they'll need to train them first. Luckily, they receive guidance on how to introduce their puppies to various situations, which will help the puppies handle everything they will explore.

While this is a picture book, the text is heavier and more geared for ages 7 and up. It offers a nice story, following CJ and Lora through the process of training their puppies, Porter and Midge, in daily situations. The entire time, information surrounding puppies, their habits, various problems to keep in mind, as well as tips are fed right in. It makes the information easier to digest and more interesting. Plus, it helps readers to see exactly how this relates to their own lives. At the end, there is a check list, which readers can use when training their own puppies.

The illustrations are well done and hold many details. They show Porter and Midge in a very natural way, and help readers to visualize the scenes and possible things to watch out for. It makes the information in the text clear in life settings.

There is quite a bit of information offered, and this hits on a more practical side. Of course, this isn't thought to give kids the complete ability to train puppies on their own, but gives them tips and insights which will support the training a help in a positive way. Since information is the main point of this book, the story comes across as such and does center on this. 

I found this an interesting way to bring across training tips and thoughts in a natural light, which young pet owners can more easily identify with and understand.

1 comment:

Porter and Midge said...

Thank you so much for your review of our book! Really appreciate the thoroughness.