There’s a Pooker on My Pillow by Harry Higginbotham

Book Blurb:

There’s a Pooker on My Pillow tells the adoption story of our little Yorkie dog, Chloe. It highlights some of her unique personality traits we’ve discovered as she’s become more and more comfortable in our home after experiencing terrible abuse and neglect at a puppy mill then being abandoned in the woods. For example, the story tells how Chloe got her unique nickname “Pooker.” It also shows how, over time, love overcomes fear. Finally, using her story as an example, it teaches children about the joy of adopting a shelter pet.

I received this book for free from the author. All comments and opinions are entirely my own and this review is voluntary.

Rayleigh’s Review:

There’s a Pooker on My Pillow is a fun, rhyming story about a rescue dog named Chloe.

I love the illustrations of this book. The pictures are very realistic and artistic, and they really bring this little Yorkie to life! The rhyming is very fun to read aloud and tells the story of Chloe the rescue dog.

I love books that tell adoption stories of beloved pets, and this one is quite charming, but I do think that it makes adopting a shelter pet look a bit like a dream and may encourage children to beg their parents to adopt a pet. If you’re already planning on adopting a pet, versus buying one, and want to illustrate why you have made that decision with your kiddo, then this book is the perfect tool for that. But if pets aren’t an option right now, this book wouldn’t be a good addition to your library because it is more of a persuasive collection of poems to:

“[…] head out to the shelter, where animals are waiting, To find that special someone. There’s no time for debating!”

And, personally, I know I wouldn’t read this book to the intended age group (6-8) without parental permission because most children this age want pets already, and begging is a trait specialty 😉 So I would just be cautious in that regard.

Overall, I give it 3 out of 5 stars!


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