Happy National Pet Month!
Yep, you read that right. If you didn’t know that May is National Pet Month, now you do.
Now that you know, how are you going to celebrate your favorite furry friends?
Here are a few ideas to get you started!
- Take your pet to the vet for a checkup.
- Stage a photo shoot to capture your pet in all their fluffy (or scaly!) glory.
- Try a new pet food recipe as a special treat.
- Plan a fun adventure — maybe a hike, a trip to the park, or a visit to the pet store for a new toy.
- Snuggle up together for a story.
If that last idea sounds right up your alley, stay tuned. Below, we’re sharing 10 titles for dog lovers that the whole family will enjoy.
Let’s get started.
10 Top-Notch Titles for Dog Lovers to Celebrate National Pet Month This May
1. Mr. Poggle and Scamp series
This old school series is a retro gem you’ll appreciate hearing brought to life on Pinna. Mr. Poggle and Scamp are an unlikely pair that come together to solve problems and celebrate their friendship in three charming stories suitable for all ages (pets too!) — Riddle Soup, Sunny Side Up, and Terribly Wonderful.
2. That New Animal
Flipping the script, the author of That New Animal, tells a funny story about two dogs, Marshmallow and FudgeFudge, and how the household dynamics shift when a new baby enters the picture. How will Marshmallow and FudgeFudge adjust? Listen along to find out!
3. Katie Loves the Kittens
Katie, an exuberant pup, is so excited when her owner, Sara Ann, brings home three little kittens that she just can’t contain herself. Do Katie’s new playmates feel the same? Listen to Katie Loves the Kittens to hear their story!
4. Harry the Dirty Dog
Harry the Dirty Dog doesn’t want to take a bath. Can your kids — and their pets! — relate? Listen along and see what happens when Harry decides to run off at bath time. Will he ever get clean!?
5. No Roses for Harry
In No Roses for Harry, Harry is back and this time he’s trying to shed — #puntotallyintended — a sweater covered in roses that his grandma gave him. The problem is, no matter where he “loses” the sweater, it always shows back up. Then, a bird spots a loose thread on the sweater and Harry’s luck finally changes. What will happen to his grandma’s gift? You’ll have to listen to find out!
6. The Bremen Town Musicians
In The Bremen Town Musicians, four aging animals realize that life is passing them by and get together to pursue their lifelong dream of forming a traveling band. Kids will be entertained and inspired as they listen to this heartwarming story. The audio version also includes an uplifting musical performance that your crew won’t want to miss!
7. Angus and the Ducks
A curious Scottish terrier named Angus hears a lot of noise on the other side of the tall green hedge near his home. What could it be? Wondering what is making the noise, he decides to investigate. Will you listen along to Angus and the Ducks to find out too?
8. Whistle for Willie
Peter wants to learn to whistle so he can call for his dog, Willie. Listening to Whistle for Willie might encourage your kids to learn a new skill too!
9. Dot the Fire Dog
Does your child love fire trucks? Or dogs? How about both? If so, Dot the Fire Dog is a story the entire family will enjoy. Listen along to find out if Dot and her firefighter friends can save the day!
10. Madeline’s Rescue
In this classic story, Madeline and her friends from school meet up with a brave dog named Genevieve. Relive favorite childhood memories while listening to Madeline’s Rescue.
Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention one more popular series: Clifford the Big Red Dog. Linked below, you’ll find all of the titles available on Pinna featuring this large, lovable pup.
- Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Clifford the Small Red Puppy
- Clifford’s Pals
- Clifford’s Happy Easter
- Clifford’s Christmas
- Clifford’s Birthday Party
- Clifford Takes a Trip
- Clifford at the Circus
Pinna’s audio library is growing and offers something for everyone. The booklist above will give you an excellent starting point when you’re in the mood for a sweet story to share with your family pet.
We’re all ears!
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