Friday, January 17, 2014

Manny the TV Watching Dog

http://www.amazon.com/Manny-Watching-Dog-Linda-Derkez/dp/1611609089/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389979893&sr=1-1&keywords=manny+the+tv+watching+dog

The title alone catches my attention, doesn't it do that for you? Sounds like a dog that many people would feel right at home with! Children enjoy animals, especially pets, and watching TV, so the combination in this new book, by Linda Derkez and her husband Mike, is sure to delight kids and their parents.

There are three chapters in Manny the TV Watching Dog, and in each of them Manny's master is looking for someone to do specific tasks, and Manny is quick to say, "I can do that." Unfortunately, the TV turns out to be too big of a temptation to Manny, who is constantly distracted from the job at hand for some fine TV watching.

Many of us can certainly relate to this happening, to ourselves and our children. Linda has creatively written this story with a dog who acts quite human in many ways. The adorable illustrations add to the fun as children follow Manny's positive well-meaning offers and what happens each time.

Click on the book image to go to Amazon and take a look inside the book and order. Linda is the author of several other children's books, including Chip's Sharing Day and Cody Knows.

11 comments:

Joy said...

Sounds a nice book for children:)
Happy New Year Connie:)

Karen Lange said...

This does sound interesting! I've been meaning to check out some new books for my grandson. I think I may add this to the list. :) Thanks for the info.

Happy weekend!

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for coming by, Joy and Karen. It is a cute book. Have a great weekend!

The Desert Rocks said...

I have a dog that acts human and another one that's ferocious. LOL The ferocious one is five pounds and I think she wants to eat me.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

It looks like a very good book, even as an adult I tend to be easily distracted...

DMS said...

This does sound like a cute book and I bet the lesson is one that we can all relate to- as the tv can be quite distracting. :) Thanks for sharing!
~Jess

Sandra Cox said...

Nailed it about tv distracting from chores;)

Connie Arnold said...

Desert Rocks, your little dog sounds scary! DMS, yes it certainly can. Sandra, that is so true!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Connie .. I love the cover too - but what a fun story .. and being distracted by that dreaded screen is so easily done .. let alone this one!

Cheers Hilary

Connie Arnold said...

Sandra, that does happen so easily, doesn't it?

Connie Arnold said...

Hi Hilary, it is a fun story! Thanks for stopping by!