Feb 11, 2014

Book Review: The Poodle Tales, Book Nine: The Modeling Poo

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Title: The Poodle Tales: The Modeling Poo by Toni Tuso Faber
Published September 12, 2012; MindStir Media
Genre: children's picture book for ages 4-9, written in rhyme

Opening paragraph/teaser:
The twelve poodle puppies growing older every week,
Had now received their first poo cuts, each looking very chic.
Each and every poodle just loved their Talent Show,
Eager for the next act, the girl who next would go.
The Poodle Pups is a series of illustrated rhymed stories for children, featuring twelve poodle puppies, from birth through their various growing-up adventures. The stories are meant to entertain and teach life lessons to children. Book Nine shows one of the poodles as a new model, wearing different outfits as she shares her accessories with the other poodles.

A cute picture storybook for young girls who are interested in dress-up using different outfits, high heels and other accessories. The rhyming is clever although some of the words may be too advanced for girls ages 4-9, but the pictures of the dogs in costume and the general story might make up for that. Adults who read the book to the children may enjoy it also.

Based on the first verse, would you read this book to your girls? 

Thanks to Kelly and Hall publicity for a review copy of this book.


  1. Awww....sounds like a cute book!
    Here is my teaser!

  2. This looks like a cute book. I would think young girls would love it!

  3. How adorable! And yes, I would keep reading. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Such a sweet read! Love the cover!!

    Here is my intro post!

  5. It sounds absolutely adorable. Yes I would continue reading. As far as the more difficult words, it could start a nice conversation between parent and child as they discuss the word and its meaning.

  6. Sounds cute! My niece might like it, although my daughter, even when she was that age, would not have been interested.

  7. Hmm - I don't think this is my cup of tea. I'm not a super girly girl and my daughter is only 10 months…we'll see where she lands!

  8. I'd read these books to my granddaughter when she gets a little older. I'm curious about the other careers the dogs pursue. Good Teaser.
    My Teaser is from THE CALICO HEART.

  9. very cute and perfect for a little girl. In fact, I have a (55 year old) good friend who works for a poodle rescue charity and she would love this.

  10. The opening sentences didn't grab me but your explanation did. I'm going to check the library. I love good children's books.

  11. 12! Gosh!


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