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Walter Does His Best

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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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This is a cute children's book about a dog that is trying his best! The illustrations are cute and the story is fun!
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This book was so cute and funny.  Anybody who loves dogs will love this book.  Young children will love this book also with all of the illustrations.  I think this book was fun and entertaining.  The illustrations were amazing.  This book would definitely be a good read for young children or to have in a classroom setting.
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I absolutely loved the illustrations in this book! Anyone who loves dogs will love this book! He’s showing everyone to try their best!
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If you have a dog or have ever had a dog, you're going to laugh as you read Walter Does His Best. Eva Pilgrim, the owner of a French Bulldog, writes an honest and hilarious book about how a dog shows kindness to others. You're in for a treat as you discover that your dog may be doing some of the same things that Walter does.

Walter observes the world with a heart of love and is excited to go on a walk with his owner. His owner loves him and takes him many places where he finds opportunities to help others. His interactions with people make him happy. After performing each helpful task Walter feels that he is a very good dog. But does his owner feel the same way?

This book is fun and lighthearted. Walter is a happy, adorable dog and there is truth to his canine adventures. Kids  (including adults who love dogs) will love this book. Walter Does his Best will capture the attention of children and they will want to look at the illustrations over and over again.  My grandchildren loved this book so it gets a five star rating from me.
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This is such a fun book! A very cute story with vibrant illustrations. My daughter asked me to read it again and again. Will definitely be purchasing.
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This is the story of Walter, the frenchie. He live in NY city and believes that he is helping others. Really he is creating trouble.  He learns that he doesn't have to be perfect and it's okay to make mistakes. Children are going to love Walter's antics. He is going to make them giggle.
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Cute story about a dog who tries his best but just can't seem to get it right.  Great illustrations enhance the text.
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Walter is absolutely adorable! He tries so hard to do the right thing, and it doesn't always work out. But in the end, it's not his actions that make him loveable—it's Walter himself. I give this cute story 4/5 stars because it went on a bit too long for how simple the concept was. Still, a fun read with a good message!
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A very cute and funny story about the day in the life of a Frenchie that just wants to be the best dog he can be.
My only issue is the part where they were at the theatre. Why is the lady all dressed up but Walter is obviously messy. Not consistent with her getting ready and still taking him too. Most Frenchie owners I know would have at least cleaned him up a bit and put something fancy on his harness or collar if they were going out fancy themselves. I know it's a children's book but my child noticed it too.
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I loved this book! The illustrations were fabulous and if you are a lover of New York City, you will really enjoy this book. I loved Walter he was so cute and the book also had a great message!
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This is cute story about a dog called Walter who tries to help people but it goes slightly wrong. I think young children with love this book. The illustrations and the writing really help thou to engage with the book.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.
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This was absolutely adorable! This is the story of Walter who thinks he’s doing what is best but learns that maybe his ideas weren’t the best for everyone else but that he was trying and that’s more than okay.

The art in this was so cute and super colorful! It really captured my attention and I know kids will love this silly story about the worlds cutest Frenchie! I recommend this honestly to everyone of any age. Especially if you love Frenchies as much as I do!

5/5⭐️
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What an adorable story! This book is about a cute Frenchie who thinks he is trying his best to be kind and help others around him. In reality he is causing chaos but he doesn't know that. Reminds me of Curious George but in dog form. My toddler loved this story and I loved the message of helping your neighbors and community.  I will be picking up a copy to read over and over again! 

Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for access to this ARC.
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The subtitle of "Walter Does His Best" presents the book's plot succinctly: "A Frenchie Adventure In Kindness and Muddy Paws".  Eva Pilgrim's story is about a small dog who wants two things: to be a good neighbor and to get to ride in a car.  His attempts at being a good dog usually go awry, in scenarios illustrated humorously by Jessica Gibson.  The setting of the story is a bustling NYC. Young readers should find lots to love in this sweet story of a plucky dog determined to help others and realize his dream.
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Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas Nelson Kids for a free digital copy.

Walter just wants to be a good dog, but people don't seem to appreciate all the things he does. Maybe he is a bit on the wrong page. So cute and funny. The story itself is great but add in all the detailed and fun illustrations and it's amazing.
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Poor Walter tries his best to be a good dog...and he really means well!   Unfortunately his attempts to help usually go a bit sideways.   

Lively illustrations depict Walter's misadventures humorously and kids will likely find lots to giggle at.   Hopefully they will also absorb the message that it's important to try to be thoughtful, helpful, and kind when one can, even if things don't quite go as planned!

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review.
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This is an adorable little book about a dog who tries his best, but can't seem to do anything right. I think a lot of people can relate to that. I loved the illustrations and the Frenchie noise. As someone who has a French bulldog, I could definitely hear it out loud. I know this is a kid's book, but the ending wasn't really an ending. I would have liked to see Walter and his owner work together to get better. Don't put the blame on either party, but look at how could they work to solve the problems Walter causes. I think that executed without being too preachy would have been the perfect book.
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This is definitely one that I'll be adding to my first grade classroom library! 

Walter is an adventurous dog who unknowingly creates havoc but has only good intentions. Children will enjoy the important lessons that everyone makes mistakes and that kindness wins. The backdrop of New York City will appeal to my students who will undoubtedly recognize many landmarks in the vibrant illustrations.
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Very cute story about a dog that just wants to be good and kind but doesn't seem to notice the havoc he tends to create.  In the end, his owner gives him the assurance he needs.  Sweet story with great illustrations!
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