Source: From Netgalley and Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Bartelby is a very long and lovable dachshund who lives in a bookstore. He has a lovely set of friends who take him for walks through the city, but he has no idea that his bumbling backside leaves a trail of destruction and accidents behind him. Embarrassed that he has no control over his back end, Bartelby vows to never leave the cozy bookstore again. Can his friends help him find a way to help himself?
This beautifully illustrated picture book features silly fun along with an important message: that we love our friends not in spite of their flaws, but because of them.
I saw the cover and title of this book and it just seemed like something I needed to read. I am a doggie lover and find books about them endearing and this book is just that, endearing. The story is about Bartelby the dog, who is very long, and his butt causes problems when he goes on walks. So the story follows him on walks to see what happens and the destruction is a lot a fun to see in the illustrations. The pages are detailed and humorous and the dog is so cute as he realizes that he is the problem. I think all pet lovers and young readers will enjoy the book and its illustrations. While there isn't a lot of story or problem solving it is still a charming book. I found it delightful!