The Twin Dogs
March 02, 2021
The twin dogs are very happy, living in their house with their owners and getting up to anything they want. When they aren't arguing over which of them is the oldest, they like to take their family out for walks, drink milk in the mornings, play catch, and get pet whenever they fancy. All of a sudden, everything changed. No milk in the mornings, strangers are taking them for walks, and there's no running or playing catch—what on earth is going on? It appears there's a new member of the household—they must put a stop to this immediately, so they come up with a plan.
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The Pantone colors of 2021 are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow, and are used to good effect in this book, with some splashes of shades of green and red. This makes the black and white dogs (of indeterminate breed, but which reminded me of Ahn's Pug Pals a bit) really pop against the background. The simple lines on the dogs' faces are surprisingly expressive, and the cute factor is enhanced when the two do everything in tandem.
As a parent, I'm a little alarmed that the dogs were able to crawl into the crib with the baby; sure, they just licked him, but what else could they have done? Young readers will just find their new devotion to their former nemesis delightful, and will hopefully want to cuddle up with their own new sibling if this book is being read to them as a form of adaptive bibliotherapy.
It's been a while since I've read books about new siblings, so my only frame of reference is the Wilkins' Baby Dear, Mayer's The New Baby, and the Berenstains' New Baby, but I'm sure there are a raft of other titles. Wells even has MacDuff and the New Baby, about a dog welcoming an infant, and there are others about dogs welcoming other dogs, like Hill's Spot's Baby Sister.
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