Submitted by Ms. Carol!
I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein is a silly story about a cute little feisty dog. Dog says he is perfectly happy being all alone. Nobody owns him. He owns himself! He watches as the other dogs all have owners and he seems very content. He fetches his own slippers, he curls up at his own feet, he even plays all by himself. He gives himself a good scratch every now and then, but there is one spot he just can’t reach. One day he needs that spot scratched so badly he lets someone scratch it. And after that, the little guy follows him home! Dog feels sorry for the guy so he puts a leash on himself and leads the guy around. Dog shows the little guy all kinds of things at the park, and he even teaches him how to play the stick game. Dog seems to be getting quite attached to the little guy… I think Dog is actually happy to have an owner, even though he thinks he is the little guy’s owner. In the end, Dog and the little guy are the best of friends. See this book listed in our catalog