In the first installment of the series Brodie & The Yeti: The True Tales of Two Little Dogs, author Dennis Robert Komick introduces readers to the canine brothers as they transition into their new lives with Mr. K and Lady K. While life with the K’s is great overall, Brodie and The Yeti have some difficulty adjusting to each other.
Mr. K and Lady K find Brodie, a lively puppy with light, golden fur at a pet store. It is love at first sight for Brodie and Lady K. The K’s take Brodie to their home on the beach and the puppy loves it immediately. But he is lonely when the K’s are at work and wishes for a brother to keep him company. When the K’s bring The Yeti home, a shy dark brown pup, Brodie’s reaction to his new brother is not quite what the reader might expect.
This is a well-written, beautifully illustrated book that will appeal to a pre-school through school-aged audience. Komick offers a simple, yet powerful lesson on sharing that is easily received from two adorable puppies.
Like Brodie, people can be lonely and long for company. But when they get it, they have to adjust to another person (or puppy in this case), being in their space. Sharing is one of the hardest lessons to grasp; even some grown-ups haven’t mastered this skill. Brodie and The Yeti show the reader how tricky and, ultimately, rewarding sharing can be.
Brodie & The Yeti is a great book for a child who is expecting a new sister or brother or simply having trouble sharing with friends and classmates.
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