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Paperback | 40 Pages

Includes 7 Pages of Literacy Activities

How to Train a Dog

How to Train a Dog

By: Brooke Vitale — autograph available

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Learn how to train a dog with this Level 1 Early Reader featuring seven pages of bonus literacy activities sure to grow your child's confidence and jumpstart their enthusiasm for reading.

Alex wants to train his dog Max, but Max refuses to listen. When Alex tells him to sit, he rolls over. When Alex tells him to roll over, he stands up. And when Alex tells him to stand up, he sits. On Alex! Then Alex comes up with an ingenious plan to get Max to listen. But will Alex be able to train Max, or will it turn out that Max has trained Alex?

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6 x 9 inches

40 pages

Printed in the United States

All Charge Mommy Books are printed in the United States of America

Dedicated to Literacy

10% of net profits donated to literacy initiatives

Free literacy activities available

Free downloadable reading activities on our website, Charge Mommy Books.

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  • Simple, repetitive language

    Simple, repetitive language encourages word recognition and ease of reading in emergent readers.

  • Humor

    Kids will recognize and delight in Max the dog's antics as Alex tries to train him, to no avail.

  • Kids love dogs

    Dogs are one of the most well-loved family pets. In 2021, just over 38 percent of American households had at least one dog!

  • Rhyming words

    Lots of kids know how to rhyme, but understanding what MAKES a word rhyme is a different skill set and one that reinforces reading skills.

  • Parts of Speech

    Understanding language also means understanding the parts of speech. Nouns, adjectives, and verbs.

  • Spelling

    Spelling is easier with letter choices. This activity helps children sound out words one letter (or one letter combination) at a time.

About the Author

Brooke Vitale is a children's book editor, author, and proud founder of Charge Mommy Books. Over the course of her 15+ years at top New York publishers, Brooke Vitale has edited thousands of books, including best-selling titles Hide-and-Hug Olaf and Olaf’s Night Before Christmas. Today, Brooke works as a freelance children’s book editor and runs, a website dedicated to helping aspiring authors navigate the publishing and self-publishing industry. Since beginning her freelance career, Brooke has helped more than 1,000 authors achieve their dream of publishing a book.

But Brooke is also a prolific writer in her own right. She has worked with top children’s book publishers including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Book Group to publish more than a hundred books, including The Magic Is in You, The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two, Goonies: An Illustrated Classic. All told, Brooke’s books have sold over 500,000 copies and climbing.

Brooke lives in Connecticut. When she is not writing or editing she can be found playing Charge Mommy in the backyard with her two young sons.

About the Illustrator

Katarzyna Jasinksa is a Polish artist who loves to illustrate picture books. She spent her childhood immersed in art. Her education and drawing skills have deep roots from the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw and Newcastle University. Her greatest inspiration are whales, which seem to be a recurring pattern in the majority of projects.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

Great story and pics

Caroline Sample
Awesome beginning reader!

My 6-year old loves this book. He thought it was funny and couldn’t wait to see what the little boy would do to train his dog next.

Beth M.
Amazing early reader

My daughter adores this book. She reads it all the time. My favorite part of all the early readers are the reading activities. They are a huge hit with my younger child.


I have a 5 year old who is eager to learn how to read and this is the perfect book. I agree with the previous reviewer who stated it’s nice to have an early reader that isn’t based on a tv show!

Lisa Suarez

Both my kids love this book. Even though it is an early reader, it is actually a fun story that keeps my kids really entertained. They keep asking for this again and again.