Shoe Dog by Megan McDonald.
All dogs love to chew and they can usually be placated by a bone, a toy or even a smelly sock but not Shoe Dog. How did he get that name? We meet this adorable dog at a pet store where is is anxiously waiting for a home. The owner has no idea what she is in for until she discovers his passion, shoes! In fact, that is how he got his name. He can’t seem to help himself as he discovers just the right size boxes filled with shoes. Even though he is called “BAD DOG” and has to sleep at the bottom of the bed or on the cold downstairs floor the lure of those shoe boxes is just more than he can stand. You would think he would have learned his lesson but when a large red bag appears he hears that familiar rustling of paper and he knows those boxes are just waiting for him. Shoe Dog will find that bag and when he pulls it over what falls out makes him stop in his tracks. He no longer needs shoes for his has found a new passion.
I really enjoyed the illustrations in this large colorful book. The drawing of Shoe Dog really fit his spunky personality. Who doesn’t enjoy a good dog adventure and this one is worth reading.