Karen Kaufman Orloff captures the excitement in the heart of a young boy in Talk, Oscar, Please! He dreams of all the crazy things he and Oscar could do if Oscar were only able to talk. They could go to school together, talk on the phone, be on a quiz show, and more.
Orloff uses a rollicking rhyme scheme to keep readers turning the pages. Of course, Tim Bower's silly illustrations help with this, too.
In the end, Oscar's owner admits that he really already knows what Oscar is saying. So what if other people think that it's only pretend? Oscar and the boy are best friends, and that's all that matters.
Talk, Oscar, Please! will send strong messages of friendship and love to your young readers.
What's your favorite memory with a dog that was your best friend?