Porter and Midge: Paws and Playtime – A Kid’s Guide to a Happy Dog
Porter and Midge: Paws for Safety – A Kid’s Guide to Safe Dog Interactions
The Puppy Adventures of Porter and Midge – Out and About
- Pure Dog Talk Episode 583- Book Teaches Children How to Train and Socialize A Puppy (Podcast)
- Laura’s Books and Blogs (Interview + Review)
- Raising My Little Superheroes
- Tonja Drecker of Bookwormforkids.com
- Rox Burkey Blog
- Big Dog Mom (Interview + Review)
- The Page Unbound
- The Real World According to Sam
- Readers Favorite
- Introspective Press
- Chapter Break
- Maryann Writes
- Book Fidelity
- Syd Young
- Forgotten Winds
- Boys’ Mom Reads
- Carpe Diem Chronicles
- Midwest Book Review
Special Features on Blogs
- Jennie Reads (Interview w/ Porter the Mastiff)
- Sybrina’s Book Blog (Rules for Kids and Dogs)
- The Book’s Delight (Sneak Peek at the On The Go Journal)
- Writing and Music (Character Spotlight)
- Bibliotica (Author Interview)
- Storeybook Reviews (Scrapbook Feature)
- Shelf Life Blog (Porter Tell-All)
- The Plain-Spoken Pen (Author Interview)
Lynn M Hayner, Author at Dogster
Yes! We now have an easy-to-understand, fun, and family-friendly storyline about an actually complicated and critical aspect of Pup ownership. The Puppy Adventures of Porter & Midge: Out and About tackles the issues of puppy socialization and habituation with colorful illustrations, a readable style, and a touch of humor.
All puppies benefit from socialization with people, animals, sights, and sounds. Puppies are maximally primed for socialization between the ages of 3 and 14 weeks, so owners must act quickly. But owners must also act wisely, neither over-protecting nor pushing a puppy into interactions. After all, habituation (growing accustomed to stimuli through repeated exposure) only happens at levels that do not produce fear.
Chen and Nevada give specific examples, guidance, and Child-Friendly explanations (as well as a helpful checklist) on how, and why, to ease a pup into the world. Gift the book to any new puppy owner you know; socialization needs to start immediately!
See her Video review on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J88qdXxgeaQ
CJ and Lora are enjoying their summer camp, and they are especially excited to learn about the upcoming Independence Day parade. They would love to bring their puppies into the parade with them, but it turns out doing so is not as easy as they might have expected. As the summer continues, Lora and CJ take great care in preparing their puppies not only for the parade but also for future success as they navigate the world, and these skills help benefit everyone as the parade approaches. This lovely picture book is a great fit for families who are preparing to bring puppies into their lives. Though it follows a traditional narrative structure, much of the book reads as a guide for families who are training puppies themselves. Colorful and detailed illustrations are engaging to look at, especially as they are filled with a multitude of faces and pets. It is important to note that the text is small and does not incorporate much white space; this permits the illustrations to take precedence, but it may prove to be a challenge to read. While its overall design makes the book ill-suited to Storytime settings, it is a book that families will enjoy reading together and returning to again and again. Written based on experiences of the authors, a personal touch is felt throughout the story. And at the end, readers will find a checklist they can use as they go about training their own puppies. This is a charming tale that will speak to families whose dogs are near and dear to their hearts.
I received a copy of this book from the author and I chose to leave this review.