I went through quite the emotional journey reading this. I laughed. I cried. I roared and then fell to the ground overwhelmed with love. The magnificently bright illustrations just farther the simple truth that life is more meaningful and enjoyable if you treat others with kindess and respect. Out of which beautiful friendships bloom and last forever and ever, helping you become and grow into a better dino.
A simple book about making mistakes [in art], but not letting them get in the way of creative process.
Or, in the words of Bob Ross, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents."
ANARCHY FOR US ALL.
(Okay but seriously there is some very good life advice in here.)
Hands down my favorite children's illustrated book of 2017 and easily in my all-time top 10.
A beautifully written story on friendship, grief, loss, and healing with a generous helping of mystery and suspense thrown into the mix. Every character and environment is poppin'-off-the-page real, to the point where I could almost feel the muggy Georgia summer, even though it was 25* out and my hands were frozen numb from holding the book. (I couldn't put it down after I picked it back up.)
It's a rare thing indeed when both child and adult alike can enjoy an illustrated book over and over again.
This is one of those books.
This charming and side-splitting canine romp is an ode to all the lovable, well-intentioned, but badly behaved dogs in all our lives. Guaranteed laughter for humans of all ages!