Yalu and The Puppy Room is a story about a 6 week old golden retriever living in a shelter waiting for her forever home. There are some parts that are rather sad, when all of the other dogs, including Yalu’s brothers and sisters, are getting adopted, but Yalu eventually finds her perfect forever home, with lots and lots of grass! The golden retriever tells the story, so its extra cute to play for your dog!
Book cover for Yalu and the Puppy Room. (PRNewsFoto/Little Brown Dog)
Tucker and I give the story two thumbs up! (pretend Tucker has thumbs, okay!)
The story is written by Brian T Yates and and is based on the real story of how his dog chose their family. Brian is working on his next book Yalu and the Stinky Stink – where Yalu gets sprayed by, you guessed it – a skunk.
Yalu The Puppy Dog is a great site for kids with puzzles and pictures of Yalu. (those puzzles come in 80 piece classic too, fur us grown ups 😉 )
According to Karen Wild, a well known dog behaviorist in the UK, “Dogs understand certain sounds as inherently calming and to ensure the story would work, it was created using scientific evidence based on research of the canine mind and their sense of hearing.” Wild contributed to the creation of the book.
It is recommended that you read in a tone as if “talking to a two-year-old child, as if the child is rather shy” .
It’s also apparently most effective when played for your golden numerous times.
Here is the audiobook in it’s entirety, narrated by Simon Callow. Hope your furry friends like it! I’ve already played it once for Tucker. Why not???!!!