cover image What Puppies Do Best

What Puppies Do Best

Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. Chronicle, $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8118-6601-9

The team behind What Brothers Do Best/What Sisters Do Best turns its attention to four-legged family members, making it clear that puppies do certain things very well: for example, chasing a ball, learning how to sit, digging holes, and making messes. Munsinger’s tender mixed-media illustrations depict puppies of all breeds engaged in tail wagging, tongue licking, and shaking off water, while children from different families play with and care for them. And what do puppies do very best? They “give you lots and lots of love.” A simple and sweet lesson about the rewards of pet ownership. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)