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Walter Does His Best

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Walter is a sweet French Bulldog who wants to be a "good dog". He tries to be kind, help others, be encouraging and pitch in, but everything he tries turns out the wrong way. Poor Walter, no one appreciates all he tries to do. Go on adventures with Walter and his owner to Central Park, a Broadway theater, on subway cars, through the Rockefeller Center gardens, and all the way to Coney Island. Even though things don't always turn out well, what is important is that Walter doesn't stop trying to be kind. My grandkids enjoyed this story. They laughed at Walter's antics but always identified what he was trying to do. We talked about looking for ways to be kind and helpful to others. The illustrations are amazing. They are large and vibrant. They are full of action, fun and expressions. We spent a lot of time looking at them and talking about what we saw. It was a great, fun reading experience.
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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. All of the opinions given are my own and have been given nothing for my review.
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Children will relate to Walter as he tries to do his best but seems to fall short. This lesson is not only for our children but for the parents to extend grace to the gift that the Lord has given them. Being a parent and now a Gigi, I want my grandchildren to know they are enjoyed even in little mishaps. That they don't have to be perfect and that obedience is different from perfection.

A special thank you to Thomas Nelson and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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This was a great tale for children, it was a lovely story with beautiful pictures. We enjoyed reading this at bedtime, it was a lovely tale, we would definitely read more from this author
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Walter Does His Best by Eva Pilgrim is a cute story about a dog who tries his best in life.  I think this is great book for any type of reading time.  Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book.  (My review is also on Goodreads.)
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My thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson Children's for an eARC copy of this to read and review.

I think I would have enjoyed this more in real book format.  I was stuck reading this on my smaller screened device and I didn't get the full effect of the beautiful colors and the artwork as I would have had I been reading in a larger format I think.  

Cute story of a dog who wants to be a "Good Dog" and what he does to achieve Good Dog status ends up backfiring.  That's me at work somedays I feel, lol.  You try and try and try and you wonder why you ever got out of bed that day.  That's poor Walter in this book, BUT at the end, he is told he is loved and appreciated for who and what he is, not for what he things the world expects of him.

Lovely colors, cute puppy and moral of it's ok to not be perfect, you are loved for who you are right at this moment.  It's ok to have a bad day.  That won't be every day.

3, I am taking that to heart for my less than perfect days, stars.
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What a cute children's book! Poor Walter tries his best to be a good dog but he always seems to mess up. The illustrations are beautiful and so much to the story. My 3 year old great grand daughter loved it when I read it to her. I received a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S via NetGalley and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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My daughter enjoyed this charming book. She was smirking throughout. Great illustrations. Thank you!
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If you are a dog lover then you will love this cute Frenchie Adventure in Kindness and Muddy Paws book featuring Walter who does his best. This cute tale introduces us to Walter who just loves people and tries to be helpful. However, unfortunately, when Walter tries to be helpful, he just gets in the way of others and ends up making things worst. Poor Walter :(. In the end though, despite our little mistakes, good things can come out from them. This book was also a fun way to check out the city of New York as we have spots like the Broadway Theatre, Rockefeller Centre, and the subways. Reading and seeing the parts of New York come to life on the pages, brought back good memories of my trip which we spent a week in New York/Times Square. Jessica Gibson also did amazing with the illustrations as Walter Does His Best is a colorful story and features characters of all races.  Walter Does His Best is suitable for children aged 3-6 years old.
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Walter's a dog who tries to be a good dog, however, it always seems to backfire (but he doesn’t realize it!) He works hard throughout the day to “do the right thing” and doesn’t feel like he is noticed. Until the end when he is rewarded. This was a cute book! I will definitely read this one in my classroom!
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Walter the French bulldog narrates this humorous story of a dog who lives with his Asian American female owner in New York City. Walter is a dog that wants to be good but often misbehaves; for example, he doesn’t like walks, or when he tries to help, things often do not go as planned. The repeated phrase “I’m a good dog. Look at me!” makes this a great choice for storytime. Many younger children will relate to Walter’s attempts to help that ultimately fail, but he keeps trying. The delightful cartoonish artwork, which may have been done using acrylics
or digitally, adds humor as the reader sees Walter’s unintentional accidents such as knocking people down. The author is the weekend anchor for “Good Morning America”; she is likely the Korean-American owner depicted in the illustrations.
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I absolutely loved Walter & his story!! This is one I need to buy a copy of for my boys & hope to see more Walter books in the future! Along with a great story the art in this one is so cute!! I just adored the whole book & the big city adventure were taken on!
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What a fun book! Like many children Walter tries hard to be a good boy but messes up a lot while trying to be kind. He is a dog, but is so very like a busy toddler! The story is good, and the illustrations are delightful! Excellent for reading with children and for ESL readers.
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S, Thomas Nelson via NetGalley. Thank you!
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This was an adorable picture book following a dog named Walter trying to do his best to be kind to his neighbors. 

Walter kept trying to help, but being a dog he kept accidentally actually being completely unhelpful - it was funny to read. The illustrations were also really cute! 

Walter is just a sweet and loving dog, and I  loved the message that you can make mistakes and don’t have to be perfect to be kind.
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Laugh out loud funny and I even teared up at the end. Walter is a good dog. 100% agree. Add to that the gorgeous illustrations and all of Walter's expressions, and you've got quite a gem here.

Go check out this book!

Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S for providing me with this e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
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In Walter Does His Best by Eva Pilgrim, Walter is a good dog, or at least he tries really hard to be. Kids will enjoy his misadventures - digging in the neighbor's garden, giving up his seat on the subway, helping ducks to cross the street - even though his owner certainly does not. As each of Walter's attempts to help go ever more and more awry, the illustrations and text get more outrageous, and more hilarious - the page where Walter tries to impress strangers with his repertoire of tricks got more than a few chuckles here, although, later on, my niblings agreed that bringing a dog to a musical is Not. A Good Idea. And after all of his exhausting efforts to help and be kind, how is Walter rewarded? With the most objectionable task ever - a bath?! How dare! But in the true story's end, Walter's owner does see the effort he's putting in, and he gets his well-deserved reward.

The book's best line is "Walter you don't have to be perfect to be kind. You don't even have to get it right all of the time." Showing kids that their efforts (which will hopefully be less chuckle-worthy than Walter's) have merit whether or not they manage to achieve their goal is an excellent moral.

Thankfully, it's expressed in a humorous manner that kids will laugh along with, and cheer when Walter gets his just desserts. It's cute, it's quick, and Walter is a fun loving, trying-hard kind of pup that I think will resonate with younger readers.  Also, the book is high on the onomatopoeia scale, which littles love: Every "fer-snertttt" and "ker plop!" is guaranteed to get a giggle. Walter Does His Best also shows off a bunch of New York tourist highlights, and has sneaky little city details (and it's not populated by all white faces, which is a nice touch of realism), so if you like books that show off the city that never sleeps, you should add this one to your list as well.


My copy of #WalterDoesHisBest was provided for free & honest review via Netgalley, but it's available at bookstores near you already, so you can grab it if you want it.
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🐶 Walter Does His Best: A Frenchie Adventure in Kindness and Muddy Paws 🐶

Water is a French bulldog who comes across a dog in a car while on a walk and he is determined to be a good dog and enjoy the benefits of it. So Walter starts helping or so he thinks. Messes seem to follow him wherever he goes no matter how hard he tries nothing goes as planned.

What Walter soon realizes is “you don’t have to be perfect to be kind.”

Kindness comes in so many ways.
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This is an adorable story featuring a lovable dog, Walter, who just keeps getting into all kinds of messes, even when it's unintentional. Kids will totally be able to relate to his good intentions, while laughing at all the silly things that happen. I love the take-home message that being loved means it's okay to make mistakes, and you're still loved. Illustrations are lovely, balanced well with the typography so that it's never difficult to read the text.
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Walter just is really trying to do his best but man is he a little trouble maker.  He is such a good dog though and I love his little journey he goes on through the book. The graphics were really nice.
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Walter is a loveable French bulldog who will capture your heart.  He lives with his mommy in New York City.  He loves to sleep, eat and really, really loves his treats.  Does he like exercise? For-Snerrt... NO! 

He tries to be kind and good, he really does, but somehow things always seem to turn into a disaster.  Poor Walter will his kind heart finally be exposed through all the chaos? 

This hardcover gem harbours illustrations that are full of expression, activity and hilarity. Kids will fall more and more in love with Walter as each page is turned.  "Walter Does His Best": encourages kids to look for opportunities to be kind in their world, appeals to kids' enjoyment of animals, celebrates authors of colour, can be read aloud for story time (which groups will love) or read independently, introduces kids to New York City landmarks in a fun, colourful way and affirms that everyone makes mistakes! 

Walter invites kids into his adventures and learns a very valuable life lesson.  Shared kindness is important and should be distributed to others each and every day.  I love the book and highly recommend it.
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