Reader Reviewed Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! by Sean Taylor

Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!

Written by Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Kate Hindley

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Children will totally identify with Choochie Pooh. Little he might be, but he’s still irritated and frustrated when his owner won’t treat him like an ordinary dog. It’s a series of daily humiliations: he’s called silly names, fed embarrassing mini-treats and kissed in public! When he goes to the park, a mini-puppy-treat-eating-Choochie-Pooh in a handbag, he’s sure the other dogs won’t play with him, but he’s wrong! This funny picture book with its little dogs’ eye-view of the world will be much enjoyed by anyone used to being the smallest in the room, and might give bigger people something to think about too. Kate Hindley brings Choochie Pooh and friends to gloriously boisterous life in her vivid, detailed illustrations. ~ Andrea Reece

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From a very early age Kids love to share and look at books and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Robert Anderson, age 5 - 'Quirky, amusing and original. We have read this countless times already.'
  • Ruby, age 6 and Nicola Laverty - 'This book really made us laugh! It's a lovely story about making friends and feeling self-conscious.'
  • Ellie, age 5, and Eva Limbert, age 3 - 'We thought it was a really good book and I took it to school where my teacher read it and we all laughed!'


Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! by Sean Taylor

From Sean Taylor, the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, and Kate Hindley, illustrator of Worst in Show, comes a hilarious new picture book comedy starring a very small fed-up dog...

This dog doesn't want to be carried in a handbag (how embarrassing!) or eat heart-shaped Mini Puppy Treats (I mean, come ON!) and under no circumstances does he ever want to be called ...Choochie Pooh! If only his owner understood. All he wants to do is play with the big dogs in the park - chase sticks, jump in muddy puddles and be an ordinary, proper dog.


Quirky, amusing and original. We have read this countless times already Review Reader, Lovereading 4 Kids Those I've shared this [book] with delighted in Sean Taylor's narrator and fully endorsed his sentiments over his owner's humiliating behaviour. Kate Hindley gives the whole canine crew real personalities in her hilarious portrayals and I love the way she shows everything from their ground-level perspective. Red Reading Hub Easy-on-the-ear writing and amusing situations all show a doggie's point of view with clear understanding and clever humour while wittily stylized illustrations show plenty of girlie patterns in pretty colours contrasted with earthy coloured splashes in the doggy scenes of mayhem. For any child who's ever been embarrassed by an infantilizing, over demonstrative parent, this is the book. Books for Keeps the misdemeanors presented in this delightful story will have you laughing out loud and paying much attention from now on to the way in which you treat your pets! A delightful story with vibrant illustration that captures the essence of the words brilliantly and will have children as well as their grown-ups laughing out loud at the silliness of it all. School Library Association

About the Author

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao and Boing!, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Visit Sean at

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2016




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