Book Title: Bentley’s Best Birthday Ever! by Claire Eckard
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc
Release date: September 28, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
Bentley’s Best Birthday Ever!
Bentley is back, and it’s his birthday! Bentley is excited to share his special day with his new friends, but they are nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Bentley meets Bella, a lost dog whose family has recently moved to Bentley’s neighborhood. Tia, Bentley’s Fairy Dogmother, and the Dog Pack have a BIG secret! They are planning a surprise birthday party for Bentley, and when Tia is around there is always some magic. Wait till you see Bentley’s reaction to his surprise party, and especially to the special guest that Tia brings!
This book once again highlights Bentley’s kind nature, and also shows that moving to a new neighborhood can be fun! Beautifully illustrated by Anne York, Bentley fans will not be disappointed as they follow Bentley’s latest adventure.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author through iRead Book Tours. I had read Bentley and the Magic Sticks, and I was looking forward to reading this Bentley story to my grandson as well. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Bentley is the biggest dog anyone knows, but he has made a lot of friends. He’s sad on his birthday, though, because he thinks his friends and his Fairy Dogmother, Tia, have forgotten his birthday. At least he has his new friend, Bella, who just moved to the neighborhood. But Bentley’s friends didn’t forget, they’re throwing him a big surprise party with thoughtful gifts and a good time! And Bella makes a lot of new friends too!
This cute story about Bentley and his friends will be a favorite for kids, especially if they love dogs like my grandsons do! The illustrations by Anne York are great! They’re not only colorful but the illustrations of Bentley and the other dogs are excellent.
About the Author
Claire Eckard is an animal lover and believes in volunteering to give back to her community, especially to the homeless animals that need to find their forever homes. Her animals often inspire her writing, weaving their way into the stories that she writes, blending reality and fiction to entertain, teach, enlighten, and share the joy that animals bring to our lives! Claire is an author, poet, songwriter, wife, mother and grandmother! She lives in Arizona, splitting her time between her home in Yuma, Arizona and her ranch in the mountains of Prescott. Claire has three dogs, eight horses, and a miniature mule!
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