Pup and Hound's Big Book of Stories: A Collection of 6 First Readers

Written by Susan Hood; Illustrated by Linda Hendry 

Book Title: Pup and Hound's Big Book of Stories: A Collection of 6 First Readers

Publisher, Year of Publication Kids Can Press, 2014 

184 pages 

Price $12.95 US / $12.95 CDN 

ISBN 978-1-77138-121-5 

Recommended Age Range 2-6 

Reviewed by Jennifer Zhao

 

This is a collection of 6 interesting stories for beginning readers, including Pup and Hound, Pup 

and Hound Move In, Pup and Hound Stay Up Late, Pup and Hound in Trouble, Pup and Hound 

Play Copycats, and Pup and Hound Hatch an Egg. Although all the tales are taking place 

between two dogs, they read like daily stories happening between a super patient parent and a 

naughty child. This familiarity to the real life makes this book an enjoyable piece for young 

children. 

 

All the six stories use simple words and rhymed verses, which are very readable. The colorful 

pictures say the stories by themselves. This collection is recommended to young children under 5 

as they can understand the stories by reading the pictures and learn many new words with the 

help of these vivid pictures. This book is also useful for Grade 1 students to learn to read.