Monday, 6 June 2011

Please don't torment Tootsie

Oh dear. This book was clearly a case of a hit-and-hoper. Picked out as part of our library grab this week, "Please don't torment Tootsie" encourages children to be kind to their pets through a series of rhymes and illustrations. 

I thought this would be an instant hit with Charlotte, who loves animals and seems to have completely fallen in love with some of the neighbourhood cats. 

Alas it was not to be. She didn't get on with the book at all, and part of the reason could just be because it's not 'busy' enough for her (she seems to share my love of tiddly little details in books and illustrations). 

Sorry Margaret. 

Charlotte's best bit: A tiny tiny little glimmer of a smile about one of the dogs in the story

Daddy's favourite bit: Identifying with children who think their pets share the same 'bendiness' that their toys do!

Rating: 2 out of 5