What I’d really like to do is set up a secret camera in the local Barnes and Noble and watch kids (especially 5-8 year olds) walk by the display case featuring Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby. I’d place a pretty confident bet that not many of of them could walk by without picking up this sweet book. The cover photograph is tailor-made for the young animal lover. The story is exactly what I thought it would be when I opened it, but that’s okay. I don’t think there can be too many books about opening our hearts to different kinds of families.
Pink, the star of the book, was the runt of his litter and got pushed aside by his siblings. He is “adopted” by Tink, a dachshund mom and quickly makes himself one of the family. The pictures of Pink napping with his new brothers and sisters are adorable. I can already hear the kids at school: “Oh, look how cute!” Put this new book on your list for animal lovers and for anyone looking for a story about belonging.