Woof: A Love Story
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 5) and Mom for Reader Views (8/09)
In “Woof: A Love Story,” a dog falls in love with a cat but the cat can’t understand anything that he is saying since the cat doesn’t understand barking. He is eventually able to express how he feels through music.
Cayden: “I liked seeing the dog in the beginning doing all of the things that our dog does like sniff around and roll in things! I like when the cat sees the dog and the dog has big sharp teeth and looks kind of scary. Then the cat ran up the tree. I think that maybe a girl would like the rest of the book when the dog is trying to say he loves the cat but I didn’t like it all that much.”
As my son said, he liked the beginning of “Woof: A Love Story” by Sarah Weeks, but really wasn’t that much into the lovey-dovey part that made up the rest of the book. I think that the verses like “He had all of these powerful feelings inside, so strong and deep that they could not be denied.” were a little too much for a 5-year-old boy although he is within the intended age group of 4-8. Perhaps a little girl may enjoy the book more.