A Perfect Place for Ted by Leila Rudge Book Review

A Perfect Place for Ted by Leila Rudge
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: June 24, 2014

Ted has lived among the dogs at the pet store for as long as he can remember. Nobody ever chooses Ted. So he decides to take matters into his own hands. He tries his hand at being a circus dog, but doesn't have fancy pom-poms like the other show dogs. However, when he sees a sign asking for a perfect pet, Ted is sure that he will fit the bill.

The story in the beginning is a little sad. A dog who keeps getting left behind and never adopted? Although Ted is heavily anthropomorphized, he is a sweet loveable dog and I simply couldn't see why no one would adopt him. Sure, he isn't circus material, but how many dogs are? Nice in its simplicity, with beautiful illustrations, this one is definitely for all the kids who love dogs, which is pretty much the majority of children.