Review of Life’s Little Lessons by Ellie the Wienerdog


27779152Ellie tries, really tries, to be good as she faces temptation over and over again. But how can a wiener dog resist? There are sandwiches and trash baskets and freshly baked ham sending heavenly smells straight to her wriggly nose. Ellie so wants to please because she loves to hear “What a good dog!” but she is also taunted by naughtiness because she thinks with her nose. She smells and sniffs and it’s hard for her to be good when she gets a whiff! Children, and adults alike, will find Ellie’s tale hilariously relatable. What will she do when put to the ultimate test? Ellie’s irresistible charm radiates from every colorful, energetic page as she struggles in her desire to do the right thing. Her expressions tell the story, making Ellie the Wienerdog a pup readers will come to know and love. With playful text and equally boisterous art, this book invites readers to join in the fun over and over again. (Goodreads)


What an adorable children’s book.  Ellie is a wiener dog who tries very hard to be good.  She really does not want to do bad things and her favorite thing to hear is that she is “good girl”.  But sometimes that is not an easy thing to do.  Will she resist the sandwich in the kitchen and do the right thing?

The words used in this book are age appropriate and easy for a young child to understand.  There is a lesson, not only for Ellie, but for a child as well, to learn: that good behavior is rewarded in some way with positive reinforcement.  The illustrations are bright, vivid and colorful and added a lot to the story.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading a cute book to their child.  If you own a wiener dog (two miniature wiener dogs in our house), you may enjoy the book even more.  This book would be a great addition to any home or school library.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Smith Publicity for the opportunity to read and review this book.


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