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Daddy Forgot My Dinner

Daddy Forgot My Dinner, by Jeff Minich | Dedicated Review

The Children’s Book Review | December 24, 2014

Daddy Forgot My DinnerDaddy Forgot My Dinner

By Jeff Minich; Illustrated by Renan Garcia

Paperback: 32 pages

Age Range: 3-5

Publisher: Nuggies Inc. (2014)

ISBN: 978-0-9862224-1-2

What to expect: Pets, dealing with impatience

Daddy Forgot My Dinner is a cautionary tale about an adorable little puppy and the trials of spending the day home alone. Chomper is a spirited pooch with an overly excitable nature and lots of time on his hands. Like most puppies, Chomper can get into lots of trouble very quickly, despite his best intentions.

The story follows Chomper on an ordinary day, when his owner leaves for work. The pooch finds himself alone and without any food in his bowl. He starts to worry the minute his owner leaves and doesn’t stop worrying until his owner comes back home. His fear of not having anything to eat leads him to conduct some highly questionable acts that will surely lead to serious consequences but this doesn’t stop Chomper’s impulsive and slightly irrational behavior. What sorts of trouble will Chomper get into while he waits for his owner to return? Will Chomper ever learn to deal with his impatience?

Illustration copyright © 2014 by Renan Garcia: DADDY FORGOT MY DINNER

Illustration copyright © 2014 by Renan Garcia: DADDY FORGOT MY DINNER

Daddy Forgot My Dinner gives the reader a simple, but infinitely important, message about patience. This is an easily relatable and understandable tale that is best read aloud. It has colorful illustrations and is very easy to follow. It is well suited to readers up to age 5.

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About the Author

Jeff Minich is a writer, technologist, and life-long dog lover. Jeff is passionate about introducing children to the joy of reading. His Nuggies illustrated children’s book series is based on life-lessons as learned through the experience of some of his favorite canine friends. Jeff currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with his two favorite Nuggies.

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Luisa LaFleur reviews bilingual books for The Children’s Book Review to help parents choose the best books for their budding linguists. She was born in Argentina, attended school in NYC and speaks three foreign languages–Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Formerly an editor in NYC, Luisa is currently a stay-at-home mom to two little ones.

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