By: Seth Casteel

Published: March 20, 2018

Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books


Today is National Puppy Day (yes, it’s really a thing) so sharing this new book from National Geographic Kids is the perfect way to celebrate. Through amazingly adorable photographs of all kinds of breeds of puppies, children can be introduced to the fun of being a puppy. The puppy photos fill the whole page and their expressions are priceless. Warning: You may be making a trip to an animal shelter after reading this book.

Photography by Seth Casteel. Photo provided by Publisher.

With just a few words on each page, children are taken through a day in a puppy’s life starting with eating some dog food, to exploring, to napping, and playing, more exploring and playing, and eventually more sleeping. As the book says, “It’s ruff to be a pup!”

Photography by Seth Casteel. Photo provided by Publisher.

Over 30 different breeds are featured in the book to offer cuteness for every dog-lover. Aside from all the cuteness, this book also teaches that puppies need attention, care, and lots of love. Children and adults will love looking through the pages of adorable puppies and with a repetitive verse, younger children will also be able to read along.

Seth Casteel and his dog, Baby Nala – source

Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer and author of UNDERWATER DOGS, UNDERWATER PUPPIES and a trio of children’s books. In February 2012, Casteel’s series of photos showcasing dogs diving into swimming pools became an overnight Internet sensation, reaching more than 100 million people in less than 24 hours. This sudden attention results in the Underwater series. Now with more than half a million copies in print around the world, UNDERWATER DOGS is one of the best-selling photography books of all time. Casteel has traveled the world in pursuit of his passion for animals. His nonprofit campaign, One Picture Saves a life, inspires, empowers, and educates animals ambassadors around the world to improve rescue and adoption services through positive photography. His rescue dog, Baby Nala, is his very best pal. People often say that Seth and Nala have similar hairstyles. To see more about Seth and his photography, visit his website, HERE

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I will be linking up this review on Booking Mama’s regular Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. This is a place for bloggers to share posts related to children’s and YA books. You will find spotlights, reviews, and sometimes even giveaways by clicking HERE, every Saturday.

Thanks to the publisher for providing copies of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to purchase the book through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase.

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  1. bermudaonion on March 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    This book is adorable! I know my son would have loved it when he was young.

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