What I loved: This is truly silly fun with the inept dognappers and many animals who fit the qualities of That Dog. The book also has themes of the necessity of specificity and detailed directions as well as how different animals can also be similar. The illustrations are pretty charming with That Dog in all sorts of classic detective disguises (eg, behind a newspaper with eye holes cut out). The length of the story is great for young picture book readers, and the justice at the end is plenty of fun.
Final verdict: THAT DOG! is a cute picture book with lots of silly fun. Great illustrations and funny storyline make this a win for picture book readers.