Milo and Monty
What I loved: This is a cute story about how different animals (or people) have their own needs and own ways of interacting with the world. While some may make sense to others, all are equally valid. These messages are conveyed softly through the story of these two dogs, but it will certainly speak to children. This is a great way to introduce the topic to children in a way that they can easily grasp. This could definitely spark conversations about ways in which they are unique and/or others and how to respect and appreciate those differences. The parallels are clear with cousin Henry, whom Milo finds hiding in his favorite quiet spot. The two enjoy the party from that location.
The illustrations are very cute and convey the story well. The book has the right ratio of text-to-pictures, making it great for preschoolers and early elementary school-aged children. The lessons within are also really valuable and portrayed using dogs, animals that children really enjoy and understand.
Final verdict: With lessons about appreciating differences, MILO AND MONTY is a cute picture book that captures some important concepts.