A children's book blog by Miriam Rainwater

A children's book blog by Miriam Rainwater

"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book." ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Talk Oscar, PLEASE!

Talk, Oscar, Please!This new release from Sterling Publishers was extra special to me because its about a dachshund.  We used to have a dachshund named Buster, and he was a lot like Oscar.

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?

1 comment:

  1. My miniature dachshund, Sadie, passed away the summer before last at the age of 13. I remember wishing she could talk when I was younger, because I could have a "real" sister to talk to. Being an only child was lonely at times, but it definitely encouraged me to stretch my imagination.

    I've enjoyed reading through your blog, and will look forward to future posts and recommendations!