Join Tako on an adventure as he makes a brave choice and proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. When little Ricky Lee finds a puppy on the side of the road, he takes him home and names him Tako. Ricky's parents say that they will allow Tako to stay only if he is a good dog and follows the
rules--or it's off to the pound he goes!
Tako wants more than anything to be a good dog and stay with Ricky, but when greedy Mr. Prichard hatches a plan to put the Lee family's bakery out of business, Tako has to break the rules to protect his new family. Will he be able to spoil Mr. Prichard's plan and be a hero, or will he end up in the pound?
I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. Here is my honest review.
For especially young children (3-6), I don't think they will grasp all of the messages in this book. They will cheer for Tako and recognize the villain for being a bad guy. It certainly opens the door to discussions on how a community can support each other for younger students and for older students can delve into simple economics.
I gave this book: ★★★★★
★ = I did not like it ★★ = It was okay ★★★ = I liked it
★★★★ = I really liked it ★★★★★ = I loved it