Michelle Lander Feinberg's books on Goodreads
< Please Don't Tell Cooper He's a Dog

ratings: avg rating 5.00

“…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

“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 book to treasure, share, read again and again as its message will never be repeated enough… An astounding, amazing book about tolerance and friendship that I could not recommend more!” – Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Reader’s Favorite (5-Star Review)

“This is a story with a powerful message: we’re all different, but we’re also all worthy of love and friendships. Beautifully told. Loved it.” – Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite (5 Star Review)

“… a heart-warming, feel-good story that adults will want to share with their kids.” -Kristine Zimmerman for Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)

“…a book I shall buy as a gift for the children in my life, not least so I can have the fun of reading it many times to the little ones!” -Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)

“It helps to set a positive pattern for the family. Highly recommended.” -Bruce Arrington for Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)

“…Young readers will learn valuable lessons about friendship and having fun despite differences in appearance. This book will warm hearts and show readers than an unlikely pair truly can be a gift.”- LitPick 5-Star Review

“…Please Don’t Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit is a book that young children will want to read over and over again. It’s a wonderful addition to any children’s library that is sure to become a favorite.”- Kristi Elizabeth for San Francisco Book Review


“A delightful book for children of all ages… [a] light-hearted lesson that teaches that friends come in all shapes, sizes, and forms … Beautifully illustrated with a happy story, Please Don’t Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit is a story that children will want to read over and over again.” – Kristi Elizabeth, San Francisco 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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