Fire Monkey Publishing, LLC (2017)
Reviewed by Willow Cramer (age 7) for Reader Views Kids (5/17)
“Whack, Whack, Whack, Goes the Tail!” by Mark Rouillard is about a dog named Jack who really loves his family. He decides that there are lots of things to do with his family. One of the things he decides to do is to protect his mom by whacking a stranger who is putting stuff in their house on the butt.
I really liked that the family loved their dog Jack, and that he really loved him them. He showed his love by waking Johnny up, standing still for a portrait, and trying to protect his mom.
I also liked the art because it’s so funny. The family is taking a nice picture on the front cover, but on the back, you see the kids go flying because Jack accidently whacked them with his tail. I really liked throughout the book that Jack would whack someone and things would go flying (like when he whacked Johnny and the dog food went flying on his head).
I did not like that whenever Jack messed things up the family had to clean up his mess (the entire house)! This makes me think of when we have friends over and they mess up my brother’s room and he has to clean up his room (while whining the whole time). So, I understand if people get frustrated.
What I learned from this book is do not get a dog because it will mess everything up and I’ll have to clean up after it. It might get fur balls all over my bed and my brother’s bed! I’d rather have a fish who won’t mess everything up.
I would recommend “Whack, Whack, Whack Goes the Tail!” by Mark Rouillard to other little girls my age because it is a really great story and I think other kids would like it too because it is so funny.
Categories: EARLY READER - AGES 6 TO 8