Please Don’t Tease Tootsie
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 cat
· Bitsy, a white bunny
· 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.
Other books illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain
Teaching about pets – click on the image for the link!