Where’d My Jo Go? By Jill Esbaum & Scott Brundage

Back of Book:
When trucker Jo hits the open road, her faithful little doggy pal, Big Al, is always with her. The two make a fine traveling team until Big Al gets distracted after a potty break at a rest stop and wanders off. In her rush to get back on the road, Jo doesn’t realize her best buddy isn’t in the truck cab. As soon as Big Al figures out what has happened, he is determined that nothing will distract him from his plan to wait for Jo to come back. Well, almost nothing. When you’re a dog, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar and tempting sights and smells, and even new humans. Told in both Jo’s and Big Al’s voices, this heartwarming story of separation and joyful reunion is based on a true event.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Sleeping Bear Press in exchange for an honest review.
I believe that the love of a dog is one of the purest things in the world they truly are “man’s best friend” Where’d My Jo Go? follows a lovable pup named Al and his owner Jo. During one of their rest stops Big Al lingers a little too long and Jo leaves without him. Lost and alone Big Al wonders around until Jo returns for him. The story is written from both Big Al and Jo’s point of view which allows readers to emotionally connect with both characters. The text is written in an engaging rhyming scheme that draws readers into the story. The illustrations by Scott Brundage are charming and bring Big Al’s antics to life. The back of the book tells readers about the true dog that inspired this story. This is an enduring book that will show readers the beautiful friendship between humans and dogs.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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