- Book Style: Storybook for toddlers
- Reading Level: 2 (Read with Help due to: some mid-level vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 7-10 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: So very cute, colorful, vibrant
- Age Target: 2-8 Years of Age
Dobby Is So Polite What A Delight is a fun little book for toddlers and children about a dog named Dobby. Dobby is (sadly) abandoned at the start of this book but is quickly rescued by a nice man who gives Dobby to his sister Kaylah. Kaylah is obviously a dog lover because she lives with another dog, Baloo. Baloo then takes Dobby under his proverbial wing and teaches Dobby how to be a great dog. From there, Dobby’s life is nothing but fantastic!
It might be my everlasting love for dogs and their ability to unconditionally love, but I just love Dobby as a character. He’s cute as a button and clearly has a great spirit. He’s such a happy little thing that your child can’t help but adore him. As a result, I’m sure that we’ll be seeing more of Dobby in future books. That’s always great because you and your little one can follow the story of a great character as they progress.
On top of positive characters, this book features a very positive story. I love the compassion and caring that’s taught at the start of the book when Dobby is rescued. Your child will learn a bit of unconditional love themselves as they empathize with Dobby. They might even feel a little sad for Dobby. However, that sadness will fade as Dobby goes from an abandoned puppy to a happy, healthy dog. It is an uplifting story that you can share with your little one.
As per usual, I can’t say enough about the illustrations in this book. Have a look below at the fun and the silliness contained within this book. Who wears shoes like that? And that hat? I mean, come on! It’s pure gold, and it had my little guy laughing out loud. He also asked me what Dutch means…which took a long time to explain.
Have another look at the illustration below. Do you notice just how colorful it is? There are so many colors in the picture, and none of them are dull and boring. Every color has a purpose and yet every color just pops off the screen. I don’t know how this happens, but it does in each one of Kimberley Kleczka’s books.
Here at Toddler Book Reviews, it’s no secret that we’ve reviewed a large number of books by Kimberley Kleczka. It’s also no secret that we’ve loved them all and we’ve recommended every one of them to you.
This book changes nothing for us. What’s more is that Kimberley always gives you a chance to jump into her world with a free promotion. In the case of Dobby Is So Polite What A Delight, the book will be free on Kindle (KDP) from March 1st to March 5th, 2017! If you’d like to take advantage of that or if you’d like to buy a reasonably priced book, head here!
Thanks for reading, to your toddlers!