Boy Meets Dog: A Word Game Adventure

Author: Valerie Wyatt

Book Title: Boy Meets Dog: A Word Game Adventure 

Kids Can Press, 2013 

Number of Pages 32 pages 

Price 17.95$ 

ISBN 978-1-55453-824-9 

Recommended Age Range 4-7 years old 

Reviewed by Cassandra Ricafort 

 

A toy becomes a boy, a cat becomes a dog, and both boy and dog thus embark on a 

wonderful word game adventure. Based on Lewis Carroll’s “Doublets”, Wyatt introduces a 

fun way to engage young readers in playing word games, creating new words by changing 

only a single letter in a word: “A bus can become a car. bus-but-bat-bar-car.” Beautifully 

illustrated with vividly colourful images by Dave Whamond, Boy Meets Dog is an 

entertaining little read that all the while helps children learn how to spell in an enjoyable 

way.