REVIEW: A Dog’s Guide to Being Human by Shanna Silva, illustrated by Agnes Ernoult
A hilarious and heartwarming picture book sharing a dog’s hard-earned wisdom about living a happy life.
My humans have brought home a tiny baby. It is up to me to teach her how to fit in!
Smudge has a new family member: a baby girl. And he has a LOT to teach her about fitting in with the humans. Like don’t drink from the toilet (the humans don’t like it). But DO share your snacks (especially with Smudge). And make as many friends as you can–yes, even the occasional cat. There’s so much to go through, but as Smudge knows, it’s every good dog’s job to welcome home their family.
A new baby in the family need look no further than Smudge to tell them all he knows about how to be a human. Don’t like the taste of something? Then spit it on the floor. Want to be on the couch? Just wait until the parents are gone to get back on. It’s important to share – by sneaking Smudge treats. Try to make friends. Even with cats. There’s lots that Smudge can tell his new human.
The illustrations are lively and fun and even if parents might not actually want a child to shake off water after a bath, I think everyone will enjoy them. But don’t let anyone blame not having their homework on Smudge! B+