Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, with illustrations by Kadir Nelson (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005)
Two toddlers delight in the wonder of their new puppy, who is adorable, energetic and undisciplined, as puppies are! Simple rhymes that ring true about life with a new dog will delight young listeners. The large, full-of-life illustrations of Kadir Nelson really bring out the exuberant personality of the puppy and aptly depict the pleas from the young children to please listen and behave! Adults with experience trying to reign-in a new puppy will also enjoy this one. Young dog lovers will want to have this one read again and again.