THE PUPPY ADVENTURES OF PORTER & MIDGE:
OUT AND ABOUT
Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada
Children’s Book / Pet Books / Pet Care
Publisher: Raise the Woof Press
Page Count: 38 pages
Publication Date: May 16, 2023
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Introducing The Puppy Adventures of Porter and Midge: Out and About – a quick introduction to early socialization and training for puppies that will make them outstanding canine citizens and wonderful family pets.
Kids will love following along with the two puppies’ story set in Austin, Texas, as they learn about how to take care of their own puppy. This is the first book in a series of story books, journals, and activity books.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
“Gift this book to any new puppy owner you know!”–Lynn M. Hayner, Author at dogster
“Chen and Nevada write in an easy and enjoyable style…If you are a dog lover, this storybook is for you. Help your children become the best dog companion they can be.” -Philip Van Heusen, Reader’s Favorite
The Puppy Adventures of Porter & Midge begins with two children excited at the prospect of bringing their two puppies to a parade. As such, they begin a journey to help train and prepare their puppies for the exciting event.
I liked the level of detail that went into what training involves and that it’s always accompanied by showing comfort and safety to the dog. As you’ll see below in the Author descriptions, the experience of dog owning and training definitely shows.
As the two children take their puppies to different events and places, they keep calm and learn to have fun training their dogs. It has a great message about this process since sometimes training dogs can be a bit stressful.
The artwork for this book was great in it’s level of detail. Everywhere you looked on each page had some form of interest without seeming cluttered. I especially liked how the animals on each page had slightly more detail to make them stand out more. The colors were especially vibrant and each page exuded a fun and exciting tone.
For the overall story, I think that this is a great start for children to read if they want a dog. Training in some form is always necessary for puppies and this picture book kindly but firmly teaches that point.
Jennie Chen is a homesick Austinite who founded Keep Austin Dog Friendly. Over the last 20 years, Jennie has owned Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and Lowchen. She has earned numerous titles in conformation, competitive obedience, rally, herding, animal assisted therapy, and more. She is passionate about the relationship people build with their beloved canines, and she has been an advocate for people living with disabilities who need a service dog to live independently. She is active in various dog clubs and can be seen on AKC.TV from time to time.
Giselle Nevada has owned several mastiffs, acquired both from reputable breeders and via rescue. Fostering rescued mastiffs and helping them work through their issues led to a keen interest in socialization as a means of preventing future issues. She loves working with her dogs and has dabbled in carting, conformation, agility, rally, trick dog, nose work, and many other canine sports. Her puppy Porter is a testament to early socialization – he has achieved many performance dog titles and has done commercial work. He also has a role in a movie called Match Me If You Can directed by Marian Yeager.
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I’m glad you mentioned the illustrations because those are so important in a picture book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I’m adding the artist’s name to the credits as I agree that the art work is so important in a picture book. And I agree that the illustrations are great.
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