baronBaron Thinks Dogs Are People Too! by Laurie Dean, illustrated by Kevin Collier

From the cover:

Cute and lovable Baron wants a best friend…but in an effort to get his family’s attention, Baron’s lively antics take him in the wrong direction. After being whisked away to doggie school, Baron learns important lessons about behaving himself. But will he ever find the friendship his furry heart longs for?

My thoughts:

For the record, our dog, Scrappy, is pretty sure he’s a person, too. He just wishes we would let him sit at the dinner table.

This is a really cute book for dog-loving kids. All Baron wants is a best friend, and, of course, he finds one. After all, what little boy, or girl for that matter, can resist loving a dog who is playful and friendly and just wants to spend time with them.

About the author:

Laurie Dean writes children’s stories for pleasure, and is now pleased to share the lively antics of “the happiest dog on the planet” in her debut picture book. Laurie grew up in a small town, the oldest of five children and many pets. Throughout her years of marriage and raising two sons, Laurie honed her keen awareness of the importance of reading aloud to young children in her capacity as Director of her church nursery department. Also an expert in relaxation, Laurie is a licensed Massage Therapist. For further details about Laure and Baron, visit their website,

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