A funny and sweet early reader about a new friendship between a boy and his dog.
In this first book of the series, Dad surprises Ben with a trip to the pet store. Ben isn’t sure what kind of pet he wants. He knows he doesn’t want a mouse, a snake, or even a cat. But when a certain puppy makes Ben laugh, a lasting friendship is formed. Three short chapters trace a day in the life of Ben and his new puppy, Aggie, as they settle into their new friendship.
Dormer's understated illustrations mixed with Ries' easy-to-follow text tells the story of the special bond between a boy and his loyal, loveable dog. Young readers will delight in the continuing adventures of Aggie and Ben.
About the Author
Lori Ries was born in Syracuse, New York, the eldest of four children. She discovered a love for storytelling as a young child and wrote her first story when she was just ten years old. It was a short story called "Jo-Jo the Raccoon" based on a true story about a baby raccoon that Lori's grandfather found on the side of the road and brought home for his children to raise. Lori lives in Tigard, Oregon, with her husband and three children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
To be honest Aggie and Ben was too trite in all three of its stories. The child doesn't learn any concept other than loyalty, though this is an important attribute for children to acquire, this is more of a good book for reading acquisition than for any other kind of life messages to be found.
Kids of all ages will love 'Aggie & Ben', the stories are interesting to start with and the illustrations are colorful and keep you interested.I loved it!