Joey and Jet Book 1 of Their Adventure

Daughter’s age when read: 3.5 years old

This story is about Joey playing fetch with his dog Jet.  Joey throws the ball and Jet goes through the birds, over the water, around tables, in and out of holes, etc, etc. and then after catching the ball has to do all of it again to get back to Joey. And what does Joey do when Jet brings the ball back?  He throws it again!  Jet thinks to himself that a dog’s work is never done.

I have to admit at first this book seemed like a dud.  I did not browse through it at the library because it was one my daughter picked out herself and insisted we had to borrow it.  Through most of the book she just lay there and did not say much but once we got to the end and she saw the look on that poor dog’s face she started cracking up. I had to do a little bit of ad-libing too but she then thought it was hilarious.  The best part was after we had finished reading it twice and were laying in bed she started making her own stories up.  She was telling me she wanted to get in the car, go to the library, look at the books, tell grandma and grandpa goodnight again and then get back in bed.  Then she wants to do it all over again.  She also made up a story about riding an airplane across the ocean because we kept telling her that grandma and grandpa are catching an airplane home tomorrow. I think books that my daughter takes and expands on are the best ones.  So you may need to do a little extra work pepping this one up but it certainly was a hit and had my daughter chattering for quite awhile during bed time.


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