Murphy (a dog) is the Emcee for this collection of unique songs about caring for and remembering your manners around dogs.
The tunes have varied beats (all rhyming) and are likely to get the safety message across better than Mom and Dad's droning reminders. The care cards in the back are a nice complement.
At first our preschooler didn't like the first song, but loved the rest of the CD. Now s/he can't get enough of the music … and is singing about "strange dogs" wherever we go.
A great book for young kids who love dogs…and their parents who live in fear of their child getting bit! Our preschooler will approach every animal s/he sees … now she'll sing one of the songs when she sees a dog. They say everything you need to say to young animal lovers about safety and pet owners about care. It'll be great wisdom when s/he's ready to own her own pet!
This is a songbook that offers advice for pet owners and pet lovers alike.
Although the theme is dogs, you can "generalize" a number of the themes to talk about animal or pet safety in general (e.g., feeding wild animals, approaching unknown/stray pets, etc.)
7 to 10
2 to 8
started reading at 3½ years old
Buy! If you have a dog (and young pet owners) or if you have a young dog lover or pet owner wanna be!