Please Don't Tell Cooper He's a Dog

Dogs are people too! At least, that is what Cooper the rescue dog believes! This hilarious, delightful dog adventure helps to teach young readers about kindness to animals and pet adoption. Children will also learn about a few European places as they follow Cooper on his solo adventure!For children ages 2-8 and their families.


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“…Feinberg develops an inventive story sure to delight and connect with pet owners who can relate to Cooper’s becoming an integral part of the household.” 

– Bookroo, January 2021

“Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog is a fun picture book for both parents and kids to read, together or apart, and tells a valuable lesson in the importance of adopting pets from shelters and rescue groups.”

Manhattan Book Review, February 2021

“… An engaging, lighthearted tale of a beloved canine.”

—Kirkus Reviews, November 6, 2020

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ratings: avg rating 5.00

“This is a whimsical, light-natured story about the role of a cherished pet in the life of a family. It’s about love and nurturance, rules and acceptance, all of which relate to young children and their development. With love and nurturance, they have the ability to blossom, to grow wings, and set sail.” − Portland Book Review

“A grand selection for storytime, Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s A Dog is also written at a level that will enable young readers to enjoy reading it on their own. It’s most highly recommended.”  – Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review  November 17, 2020


Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s A Dog is a children’s animal picture book written by Michelle Lander Feinberg and illustrated by Anna Mosca. Cooper was definitely their dog; from the moment they set eyes upon him at the animal shelter, they knew he was going to be a part of their family. Or maybe he decided that they were his family? In any event, out the door the family flew, following their newest member. Cooper wasn’t big on doing doggie tricks, however, or being in any way a dog. He enjoyed sitting on the couch with his family and eating at the dinner table, just like any other member of the family. And he was as gentle, loving, and cheerful as anyone could ever ask for — just don’t call him a dog.


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