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Picture Book Review: The Rescue

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Picture Book Review: The Rescue

There seems to be a bit more suspense and higher stakes in certain parts with the movie. Perhaps that is what it is. Plus, Danny DeVito is fantastic.

Review Date: March 30th, 2016

Written by: Monique Pham-Louie
Illustrated by: Byron Louie

Cover Copy

Sometimes we all could use a little help.


First of all, I was super excited to discover that the creators of this story also happened to be the creators of a time-lapse you-tube video, “Pregnant to Baby in 90 Seconds” that I actually watched and loved {and was super inspired by, because it took some serious thought and dedication to pull that off} when I was pregnant with Madeline!

Second, this is an adorable story! I love that there is an adoption aspect to this, and how well the adopted pet finds his place as part of the family. I think that’s a great message to hopefully get kids to want to adopt an animal in need of a home. Of course, with four birds and a cat already in our house, I hope it’s not a message Madeline takes to heart any time soon!

I enjoyed this book, and so did Madeline, but I would actually really like to see this one be longer. I think the story would be strengthened even more by diving into the friendship between the dogs and the actual adoption of Munster. It is already adorable, but I think that would really enrich it. Perhaps in a second book?

Baby Ratings

  • Tear & Fold Resistance: 7/10
  • Font Readability: 10/10
  • Baby Engagement: 10/10
  • Mommy Engagement: 7/10


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Reader, Author, Bookstagrammer, and Mom; Alexis runs Nerdy Post, a fandom artwork box as well as serves as chief editor and writer on Drop and Give me Nerdy.

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