Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Bailey's Day by Robert Haggerty
Title: Bailey's Day
Author(s): Robert Haggerty
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc
Received: Received through communication with Bostick Communications and author
Release Date: January 14, 2010
Finished: May 10, 2010
My Thoughts: Bailey is a cute black and white dog whose human owner is a mailman. As Bailey's owner does his rounds delivering mail, the dog explores the neighborhood with his doggie friend Frankie.
This book will do well with the younger side of the picture book spectrum. The story is written in short, simple sentences on each page. Sometimes maybe too simple. I thought the drawings were cute and the photos at the end were a nice touch. Although I enjoyed the adventures of Bailey, I agree with another reviewer who said they didn't like the end. The owner reacts to the dog's escapades takes the fun out of the story.
About the Author: This is the first book for Robert Haggerty, and it's about his real life dog named Bailey. When not writing, Haggerty works for the postal service. Visit the Bailey's Day website at http://baileysday.com/.