Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose

Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
October 19, 2021
ISBN
978-1338680256
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A hilarious and tender picture book perfect for fans of No, David that insightfully explores the inner world of a child. The picture book debut from the New York Times bestselling author of I Survived, Lauren Tarshis!

To the outside world, it might look like you do everything right: eat your broccoli, share your toys, and behave in the bath. But what about the moments when no one is looking, and your messier, mushier, scared-ier self is revealed? The only one who knows is... the loyal dog friend who sees it all and still loves you just the way you are.

This celebration of friendship, loyalty, and unconditional love with man's -- and child's -- best friend is sure to delight and entertain readers of all ages. Laugh along with recognition and delight in this ode to being true to yourself. With tender, humorous text from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis, and joyful, expressive watercolors from artist Lisa Mezoff, this sweet book presents a validating message of confidence, empowerment, and unconditional love.

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A Cute Story of A Boy and His Dog
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
ONLY MY DOG KNOWS I PICK MY NOSE features a little boy who hides his secrets from the world, but shares them with his dog. For example, his parents may believe he eats his broccoli, but only the dog knows where it really goes. The boy does everything with his dog and their friendship jumps off the page and comes to life before the reader's eyes.

There's a special bond between a person and their dog, but I haven't seen any books with children at the center of it. When I first picked up this book, I thought it was going to be about how a boy hides his bad habits. I never expected it to address the bond between children and their pets. This is an added bonus that makes it perfect for any child with a pet. The illustrations are soft and cartoon-y in a way that's reminds me of Caillou. The silliness on each page makes my five-year-old laugh out loud and it's easily one of her new favorite books.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this book to children who love dogs, have a pet, or enjoy humor in books. The friendship and secrets shared between the boy and the dog is adorable and realistic.
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