Spare Dog Parts, written by Alison Hughes and illustrated by Ashley Spires, is a whimsical picture book about how one special dog came to be.
“When my dog was made, they used leftover parts. And they put her together like a big dog puzzle.”
In this book, a young girl imagines that her dog was formed from a patchwork of mismatched parts:
- A stubby body—but comfortable and perfect for cuddling
- Unmatched paws—but ones that get the dog where she needs to go
- And admittedly, not the biggest brains—but she knows all the important things, like when someone needs her.
Together, the sum of these parts add up to the perfect dog. Owners (aka pet parents) of mixed-breed dogs (aka mutts) will especially appreciate this book.
Search the VBPL catalog for Spare Dog Parts. If you enjoy this book, you might also like Mutt Dog! by Stephen Michael King and Trouper by Meg Kearney.