Children will delight in putting their own special touches on Trixie and Jinx

PreS-Gr 1-In this follow-up to I, Trixie, Who Is Dog (Putnam, 2009), golden retriever Trixie is forlorn when her best pal, Jinx, an adventurous dachshund, goes on a seaside vacation with his family. Young readers will empathize with Trixie’s struggle to cope with her companion’s absence, despite some clunky text (“I, Trixie, am having fun summer.”) and an uninspired narration. Janet Cleland’s cheerful watercolor illustrations and the app’s pleasing sound effects enhance the story.

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