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Praise for previous Lyle, Lyle Crocodile books:
"[T]he happiest of creations by a talented and original artist." —Chicago Tribune
"America’s favorite reptile." —Booklist
Posted May 14, 2010
It's a simple picture book with a vocabulary that is not too taxing for my six year old kindergardner. The main idea of the story is that Lyle starts a new job as a dog walker -- apparently there is such a profession in Manhattan (a character in Woody Allen's latest movie Whatever Works also got a job as a dog walker in Manhattan as well); here in Grand Forks, North Dakota I think you would starve if you tried to to earn a living as a dog walker.
Lyle starts with one dog and keeps adding new dogs, one at a time, until he gets to ten. Each dog has a name and a particular personality trait that is usually associated with that name. For instance, one dog is named Frisky. As Lyle gets closer to having ten dogs, it gets harder and harder to keep the dogs going -- some dogs want to go fast and some want to stop and smell the flowers -- they are dogs, after all. But, as can be expected, all turns out well in the end.
My daughter has asked to read this book several times. She does like it a lot.