By Kate Klimo, Illustrated by Michael Fleming
Random House Books for Young Readers, 50 pages, $3.99
Twinky thinks he is a really big dog, but really, he is dinky. His owner puts funny sweaters on him and makes him pee on a wee-wee pad. Twinky loves his owner but since his owner treats him like a dinky dog the big dogs, Bubba, Tank, and Bertha don’t want to play with him. When Twinky’s owner is busy talking on the phone, he sneaks through the gate to the park and asks the big dogs if they can teach him all the big dog moves. Find out the rest of Twinky’s story when you pick up Katte Klimo’s Twinky the Dinky Dog.
Are you wondering if this book would be appropriate for your young reader? Twinky the Dinky Dog is a level three book in the Step into Reading series, perfect for ages 5-8. Designed for children who are ready to read on their own this level three book introduces engaging characters, an easy to follow story line and popular topics.
Reviewed by Andrea Franke