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Children’s book review : Toto the cloud dog

January 21, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is my first children’s book review based on a great book I just read to my two boys, 5 and 3. My wife and I read plenty of children’s book to them but for some reason this one book stands out above all other books I’ve read to them. The book is called “Toto the Cloud Dog” by C. Nicholas and it’s on Amazon.com books. This book is interesting to me because it can be read in couple of different ways. Your kids will interpret it as a cute fluffy dog doing good deeds around the world. You will interpret it as something bit more serious. If you ever suffered loss of a family dog, or pet, this book will strike a chord with you.

My kids love this book because illustration is bright and characters are fun. Story starts out with Toto, the main character, being abused by a naughty kid. Toto gets rescued by a good boy who takes really good care of Toto. At some point Toto is struck with illness and is in pretty bad shape. What happens next is really interesting and there is a twist here. Your children will see it as Toto eventually getting better and helping out other animals around the world. Parents will realize Toto is dying while there is some “behind the scene” stuff going on with the higher power. Toto eventually do die and becomes an angel. I got really choked up here because I did lose a family dog some time ago and it was bitter sweet reading this book to my boys. So anyway, according to my interpretation, Toto becomes an angel and starts helping out other animals around the world.

I love the fact this book is written with a strong Christian value. If you are offended by Christmas, this book is not for you. I will definitely keep this book handy for the future. I want my kids to read it again, for the first time, when they are older. It will be interesting to hear their reaction when they realize what is really going on. Its intelligent writing, very thoughtful, and the author clearly loved his dog.

So in conclusion, this is a great book if you love dogs or you just love animals, and especially if you recently lost a loving pet.

I would like to award these books as being the best of the best children’s books for my kids,

1.  Best classic children’s book category: All the Margaret Wise books.

2.  Best behavior teaching book category: Rainbow fish

3.  Best children’s dog book category: Toto the Cloud dog

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  1. January 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I’ll have to check this book out. We have two very senior cats, one of which was just diagnosed with a heart condition.

    • January 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      So sorry to hear about your cat, I hope he/she pulls through! Toto book turned out to be more interesting than expected, when the publishing company contacted me about using my review on their site and Amazon books. In return they sent me an autographed book directly from the publisher. Its definitely the coolest thing I got, for free, since I started to blog here.

      • purpleowltree1234
        May 10, 2012 at 4:35 am

        Wow!!! SO cool!!!
        Rch.

        • May 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

          I want your book next! I really do hope you will write one soon. Can you believe I already know what I’m going to write for your book review? lol

          • purpleowltree1234
            May 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

            Huh??? What??? lol
            Rach.

            • May 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

              Between all your comments here and all your blog material, you got enough for at least one book…lol. Thats not even factoring in all the comments you’ve been leaving all your other favorite bloggers, too! You might have enough for your own book series 🙂

              • purpleowltree1234
                May 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

                lol 🙂

                • May 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

                  You are laughing because you know I’m right..lol. It will be awesome!

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