“Woof woof woof!”
Is that your dog barking? No? Well, maybe it’s your toast. Best to check your picnic basket to be sure.
If you like your canines cute and quirky, you’ll lap up Sarah Hwang’s adorable debut picture book, Toasty (Holiday House, 2021). 🙂
This bread-on-a-leash charmer is all about discovering that the best way to be top dog is to be yourself.
When we first meet Toasty, he’s longingly watching dogs play and run outside his window. He loves dogs so much, he wants to be one.
Sure, he isn’t quite like them. Instead of four legs, he’s got two arms and two legs. He sleeps in a toaster instead of a dog house, and he doesn’t have any fur or hair. Moreover, Toasty is made of bread.
He tries to do doggy things, like running, chasing cats, even rolling in puddles — but nothing works. Yet, he can bark like a dog.
So despite his differences, he puts on his best collar, grabs his “sparkly ball,” and goes to the park to play with the dogs. But when he tosses his ball, instead of them chasing after it, they chase after him. Uh-oh. Will Toasty soon be “toast”?Continue reading