Please Don’t Tease Tootsie


Please Don’t Tease Tootsie

Margaret Chamberlain

Dutton’s Children’s Books, 2008

A cute picture book about how to treat your pets.

Main characters –

·         Tootsie, a red cat of the title

Secondary characters –

·          Poochie the dog

·         Mutley a smaller dog

·         Dixie, an orange striped catPlease Don't Tease Tootsie

·         Bitsy, a white bunnyPlease Don't Tease Tootsie

·         Trixie, a green lizard

·         Whitney, a bulldog


Please Don’t Tease Tootsie is for new or pre-readers. The language is simple, yet carries a powerful message. When reading this book to your kittens, tell them that it is very important to treat pets with kindness and respect but it is also very important to treat people with the same kindness and respect.

The illustrations are bold with line drawings and primary colors. This is a great beginning of the day book because it makes you want to go and pamper your pet!

 Rating: 4 out of 5 paws for the importance of treating your pets – animal or human – with love and kindness.

feb 26 05abReviewer: Simon


 Margaret Chamberlain

Other books illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain


Teaching about pets – click on the image for the link!

North Shore Animal League America


Petco - Where the healthy pets go.


Hand petting sleeping cat


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