Book Review - Yalu and the Puppy Room (Brian T. Yates)

~ Posted on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 12:13 AM ~

I have the privilege of reviewing a children's book by Brian T. Yates (illustrated by Tielman Chaney) called "Yalu and the Puppy Room".

Yalu and the Puppy Room is about a golden retriever puppy's experience in trying to find everlasting happiness in having a family to belong to.

This book relates to how our life is in the real world. How we wished to belong to someone and the desire to be acknowledged.

The book brings us through the life of Yalu; her desperate desire to move out of the Puppy Room; how she sees her siblings leave the place one by one and how she also wanted to go home with a human family.

I enjoyed reading where Yalu thought to herself that she needs to stand out from the rest, to be unique and noticed. The plan worked and led to her being brought home by a loving couple.

The story has a happy ending where Yalu goes home, enjoys the comfort of her new family, becomes familiar with the surroundings and new exposures in her life.

The simple illustrations are not too ornate and easy on the eyes. As for storyline, it is pretty simple and easy to read. I would have preferred a more impactful strategy from Yalu in showing off to her new owners that she is different from the rest. What the author does is not bad, though more could have been written on her strategy in order to relate to our everyday life as well.

As this is only the first in the series of Yalu, I can't wait to find out what other adventures Yalu will be in!

Author: Brian T. Yates
Illustrator: Tielman Chaney
Publisher: Mystic Publishers
ISBN-10: 193405142X, ISBN-13: 978-1934051429
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.5 inches
Hardcover: 60 pages

Brian Yates, the author of the Yalu series, resides in fabulous Las Vegas where he is a member of the Henderson Writers Group. Brian also holds a BA in history from Keene State and a Masters from University of Wisconsin. Watch out for Brian's upcoming titles "Yalu and the Stinky Stink" and "The Adventures of Sheriff Yeager". You can also read more from the YaluThePuppyDog website.

You can purchase this book from Amazon.

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a softcopy of the book by the author via my association with BookPleasures in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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