PEG LEG PEKE
by Brie Spangler
A REVIEW BY
PEG LEG PEKE is a story about a small Pekingese puppy that has a hurt leg that is in a cast. He tells the narrator when asked that he has a “boo-boo”. There is much repeated language that small children will like as it helps to expand their vocabulary. The words are written in large letters and would be easy for the child learning to read, or pretending to read.
The puppy, along with the narrator, uses their imagination and make out that the puppy’s cast is a peg leg like a pirate. Before you know it, Peke is dressed in a hat, an eye patch and sailing a pirate ship with his peg leg.
The story has Peke finding a treasure on a spot marked, of course, by an “X”. This book would help to a child to use their imagination so that they could see how Peke became a pirate. When Peke finds the buried treasure, the story comes back to reality as it turns out to be every child’s favorite, their blankie.
This is a book that children will want read over and over as well as they will read it themselves.
Submitted to Curled Up with a Good Kid's Book by Karen Haney, March, 2009