2020 – Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Level Recipient
2020 – Royal Dragonfly Award Honorable Mention Best Children’s Book for ages 5 & Younger
5- Star Review Reader’s Favorite
I really enjoyed this book because it reminded me of when my husband and I first got our dogs. It’s a great book for a child because it helps them understand that having an animal is a big responsibility and that they need the owner to take care of them. The book is nicely written and has an adorable main character that a child can’t help but fall in love with. The illustrations are beautifully done and go perfectly with the storyline. I think Brooke Van Sickle has done a wonderful job with this book and I can’t wait to see what else she comes out with.
-Tiffany Ferrell, Reader’s Favorite Reviewer
Kobe thought he’d be living in the lap of luxury when he first moved in. There was everything a dog could need:
- Fenced in yard.
- Food dish insight.
- And PLENTY of space to spread out.
But it didn’t take him long to realize his humans were clueless! If Kobe was going to live the dog’s life of his dreams, he needed to train his humans.
Humans In-Training by Brooke Van Sickle and Elizabeth Savanella is a laugh-out-loud, children’s picture book that will soon become a favorite in your household. Kobe, the loveable Labradoodle puppy, had no idea humans needed training. (And neither did they!) We don’t want to spoil it for you, but we can’t say his humans are too pleased with their training either.
If your child’s been asking for a puppy, bring them home a children’s dog book instead! Kobe makes the perfect children’s pet book. Humans In-Training is also a great read for anyone thinking about bringing a new puppy into their lives and for current dog moms and dads to think back to the puppy years.
– Publishing Date: August 25th 2020
– Dimensions: 11 x 8.5
– ISBN: 978-1-7343195-2-1
– Library of Congress Control Number: 2020938788
– Hardcover Bound
– E-Version available
– Publisher: BiblioKid Publishing
– Author: Brooke Van Sickle
– Illustrator: Elizabeth Savanella
I was excited to receive an advance copy of Humans In-Training, which was beautifully illustrated. In my opinion, the best two pages are when Kobe the dog describes his humans “as exciting as a chewed-up toy” and the last page. (Don’t flip to the last page until you’ve read it all, though!) Children who love puppies may love this book.
Haha we’re so happy you loved it!! Those are also our two faves. ?
ASHLEY WYMAN (verified owner) –
I was so excited to get an advance copy of Humans In-Training and it is wonderful! My foster-to-adopt kiddos moved in earlier this year and they have a funny relationship with our dog. We have a lot of fun comparing our doggy’s quirks with the things we see Kobe doing on the pages. I think this book would also be cherished in homes adjusting to a new puppy!
Awe, yay!! We’re so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️ Yes – so fun to compare to the dog ?
Stephanie Stranko (verified owner) –
My kids loved this book! We have a dog at home and the kids will often “speak” in his voice, pretending they know what he is thinking and this book cleverly and beautifully illustrated a dog’s perspective of housetraining and getting accustomed to being part of a new family. The kids especially loved the ending of the book, it made them laugh out loud. I would highly recommend adding this adorable book to your collection.
Awe, yay!! I’m so glad they connected to it. ? Yes! Love the ending, too ?
Megan Pighetti –
Adorable book and perfect for anyone getting ready to adopt a pet. Or if you just have a little animal lover in your home. The illustrations are bright and full of action, sure to delight your child and make everyone smile. Clever plot with a wink at the end.
Christen Breckenridge (verified owner) –
We love the book! My children love books with puppies and this is the first book we came across that they actually enjoyed reading. ❤
Awe!! That’s such great news ?
Lorna Stallman (verified owner) –
If you’ve ever had a puppy, you will understand the antics of Kobe! He only wants to be helpful, but well, he’s a puppy. 🙂 It’s a fun read, and the pictures are super cute. Kids will love Kobe and parents will identify with the humans “in training.”
Yes!! So happy you enjoyed it ?
elaine fleming (verified owner) –
Love at first sight! The minute I saw this book, I wanted to read it. The illustrations are so endearing and ‘cuddly,’ and the story, told from the puppy’s perspective is comical and leads to an unexpected, funny surprise ending. I read this to my neighbor’s 4 year old, who begs me to read it over and over. She wants a dog but doesn’t have one–so Kobe fits the bill (for now) It reminds me of books my daughter read on her own, long after I had to read it to her. He becomes part of the family, and a lovable friend. It’s a ‘kinder, gentler’ book, but with lots of humor. You will enjoy it!
Awe!! That is so awesome. Thank you so much for sharing that Elaine! We’re so glad you all love Kobe and his story. ❤
Jenny Harp (verified owner) –
I read it to my class and they loved it. We love Humans in Training especially when I brought my puppy to class.
YAY!! We love that you could bring your own puppy too! So great. Thanks so much for sharing Jenny!