Dec 10, 2013

Merci Mister Dash

Merci Mister Dash (CAN, JP, US, INT)

Written by: Monica Kulling

Illustrated by: Esperan├ža Melo

Published by: Tundra Books

Published on: April 12, 2011

Ages: 3+

Provided by the publisher. All opinions are my own.

This is the amazing disappearing book. Normally when I get a book I want to review, I read it to them and then put it on my to-be-reviewed pile next to my computer. Which is what I did with this book. But then it disappeared...only to appear under my daughter's futon. So I took it back- and it ended up in her bookshelf. I took it back again and...

As you can tell, the little girl and the dog in this book resonate with my little girl and our dog. 

Mister Dash is a wee dog with a big personality, but that personality is challenged by the even bigger personality of Daphne who comes to visit with Madame Croissant. Will they become friends or will Daphne's overbearing ways push Mister Dash over the edge?

This is a great book for talking about friendship and boundaries. As in the sequel, Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity, Kulling weaves in French phrases in a very organic way. My daughter now loves to be called "my little cabbage."

Even the canines of this house know a great book when they see it. Both Mister Dash books are firmly in that category.


  1. Such a wonderful review. Thank you so much, Jen! I love the disappearing book act. :)

  2. That would be MONICA KULLING who is "anyonymous."


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