I Want 100 Dogs

Chronicle. Oct. 2023. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781797214405.
PreS-Gr 2–A curly-haired preschooler with light skin yearns for 100 dogs, while her practical parents talk her through the many ways dogs must be taken care of to temper her aspirations. “Where would 100 dogs sleep?” one asks as readers see a bed overflowingwith dogs. “Okay, then I want 90 dogs.” In a reverse counting book, McAnulty brings humor as well as truth to how dogs must be taken care of—from feeding to grooming to training. Keane’s illustrations boost the humor in this first-pet tale with telling expressions on the child’s and parents’ faces. Although there’s no shortage of picture books about dogs for the toddler and preschool set, this one’s sure to work well as a read-aloud and can also work as a fun supplement to kindergarten math units on counting by 10.
VERDICT Recommended for public library collections in need of more humorous dog books and school libraries that could use counting concept books for the youngest students.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing