A book from a dog's perspective *period* that had me completely sold on this book. It's fun and had me chuckling in some parts. Great for families with dogs! I would love to doggy time storytime with this book!
When Emma the dog leaves the vet’s office with a giant plastic lampshade around her neck, all she wants to do is sulk. She can’t run around freely, or dig, and other dogs stare at her. However, after playing fetch with her owner one day, Emma realizes she can use the cone to her advantage to play and pull a prank on a sneaky squirrel.
I loved the book Cone Cat in 2020, so I was excited to read Cone Dog! Anyone who has had a pet who wore the “cone of shame” knows what a struggle it is for their animal to wear it. It’s for their own good, so they don’t hurt themselves, but they can’t go about their daily lives in the same way. Emma, the dog in this story, figured out how to use the cone to her advantage. This is a great way to teach children that something you think is a bad situation can be turned around into a positive one.
Cone Dog is an adorable picture book!
Thank you Owlkids Publishing for providing a digital copy of this book.
This book is a adorable. Great use of end pages to start the story. This lighthearted story of a dog and adapting to his cone wanted to make me turn the page to see what he did next. I loved how the dog tries to see the positives in being in the cone and how many items he has been stuck in before. Great story about looking at the positive side of a situation.
Emma's not too happy when she leaves the vet's office with a plastic cone around her head. Gone are her happy-go-lucky indulgences in all the fun things that doggies do . . . until she discovers a way to turn this hindrance into an asset.
The author really captures the spirit of a young, playful dog in this fun tale that's a treat for dog lovers of all ages.
I loved the author's book, "Cone Cat," so I was excited to read her latest, "Cone Dog." Being a dog person I really enjoyed Emma's adventures. A clever story with adorable illustrations. I'm just wondering what Sarah Howden can put a cone on next.
I received an electronic ARC from Owlkids Books through NetGalley.
Poor Emma ends up with a cone after a visit to the vet. After a rough beginning, she discovers how much she can do with it - even use it against her nemesis, Keith the squirrel. Young readers will appreciate the humor in the wording and the illustrations as they follow Emma's adventures. The ending fits well with the rest of the story.
Howden spins more fun in this book to go with Cone Cat. The story is easy to follow and offers readers a chance to feel what Emma is feeling.
A short, cute picture book for little kids about a dog that has to wear a cone after a visit to the vet. She's a bit of a mischievous dog, so it's a fun read for the little's. The illustrations are cute & they compliment the story/text. I'd definitely share this with my little ones!
I received an e-ARC of the book from publisher Owlkid Books via NetGalley for review purposes. This is my own fair/honest review.
In this cute and silly story, a dog with a cone learns to use it to its advantage. This was very similar to Cone Cat, so fans of that book will likely enjoy this one, too.
Very cute and silly children’s book. Wonderful illustrations and funny story. Readers will want to read the others in the series. Not text heavy and will have wide appeal smoking young readers/children. A great edition to any children’s book collection.
This book made me chuckle because I have had three dogs who all have had to wear "the cone of shame" at some point. But they never made the best of it as this dog did! Oh teasing the squirrel was FABULOUS! What dog does not want to do that?!
I received an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Adorable picture book that anyone with a pup can relate to about the experiences of life with a cone!
My son and I read this book together. We were laughing about it! We loved reading this story. It was perfect for our family as a read aloud. I’d even read aloud in the classroom!
This book is a fun read. Emma, the dog, learns to accept a cone she got from the vet that she initially does not like. Her owner shows her one benefit of her cone, and she starts to find new ways her cone is useful. It's a good lesson in learning to make the best of a temporary situation.
A cute reframe of a frustrating situation! Who hasn't had a cast or boot or cone that gets in the way of everyday? Emma the dog (who is prone to making everyday a memorable mess) can't do her normal destruction with this thing on her neck. Until she realizes that, with a little imagination, it can actually do everything she wants better that she ever could have anticipated. A tale about how some thinking can help navigate challenges in a very cute and funny way.
A very clever story about a dog's idea to use the cone of shame to her advantage. Emma was not happy about the thing around her neck that curtailed her movement and made her look silly. But after thinking about it, she realizes that she may help her scare a pesky squirrel. Kids will see that you just might be able to have some fun in a challenging situation.
This was a cute, silly story about a dog who leaves the vet with a cone. She is worried about it getting in the way, but finds creative ways to use the cone and still have fun and be herself. The illustrations are adorable and funny, and this book has a lot of great vocabulary in it that will help kids learn some new words!
Cone Dog is a hilarious tale about Emma the dog and her adventures with the dreaded cone of shame. Emma is frustrated at the lampshade cone she must wear on her head. Soon she comes to realize that she doesn’t mind the cone too much at all. She uses it as a helmet, a ball catcher, a shovel, and even as a bird bath to scare Kevin the squirrel away. Amidst the amusing pages of delightful words and illustrations is the lesson that good things can always arise out of the seemingly horrible. This is one book kids will not want to put down!
As the book opens we meet Emma coming out of the Vet's office. Relief turns to confusion as she realizes her head is stuck in something around her neck. There are soft and beautiful illustrations that are filled with emotion and humor, that will be very popular with the child on your lap as well as a room full of families at Storytime. Emma goes through several stages of grief, trying valiantly to get it off and being angry about having to wear this cone, until she reaches acceptance - and then moves beyond when she realizes the positive differences it makes in her day to day activities, including besting her arch nemesis, Keith the squirrel. There are laugh-out-loud moments as well as opportunities to engage with a Storytime audience.
Such a cute story about a dog learning to navigate wearing a cone. Illustrations are super sweet and I could see my students liking this book.
Those of us with dogs know what Emma's going through! Being a cone dog is pretty rough - it makes everyday life a chore, and you know everyone is laughing at you. But Emma also learns about the perks of wearing a cone, especially when her nemesis, Keith the Squirrel shows up. A fun read for children and parents!