Review — Yukon: Sled Dog

Posted on December 3, 2013


Yukon sled dog coverYukon: Sled Dog
By Judith Janda Presnall
Illustrated by Mark Elliott
Two Lions Publishing
October 2013
32 pages

Yukon is the only female in the litter of four huskies. She is also the only red and white pup so it’s easy to spot her among the other gray and white pups. Roberta trains all the puppies to be racing sled dogs. But she notices that Yukon is faster and smarter than her brothers. But Yukon has a lot to live up to because her mother is the lead sled dog. Unfortunately there is not enough tension in this story. Training a husky pup to be a good sled dog is a big challenge, especially with a smart, energetic pup like Yukon. Presnall made the training look too easy. Her Author’s Note at the end provides information about the history and sport of sled dog racing, and is a good discussion starter. On each and every page Elliott’s brilliant illustrations capture the true nature of Siberian huskies as happy, active clowns and make Yukon: Sled Dog is an irresistible book for young readers and dog lovers.

Copyright (c) 2013 by Peggy Tibbetts

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