Jarvis. Lazy Dave. Harper, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-235598-0. Unp. Ages 4-8. P8 Q8
Lilly’s dog Dave sleeps all the time and though he gets up when Lilly goes to school, he is sleepwalking. While the sleepwalking Dave is out one day, a thief tripped over him and was captured. Dave was hailed a hero by the mayor. When Lilly got home lazy Dave was back in his dog bed. Later, when Lilly took Dave for a walk, she heard about the dog who saved the day. Dave was sad when Lilly told told him, “too bad you are not like that dog,” but then told him she loved him anyway. Maybe this book could be a great start of a discussion about how not to judge people because you never know.
December 2015 review by Melinda Dye.