If dogs and cats could talk, what would they say?

Have you ever read the book Corduroy? The classic children’s book tells the story of a teddy bear named Corduroy and a little girl named Lisa who eventually brings him home from a department store to be her best friend. Author Allyn Howard loved reading Corduroy so much when she was young, it prompted her to write her own children’s book in 2016 called What They Said.

In this video, Allyn is excited to share What They Said with you. Read along to meet two families: one adopting a dog and another adopting a cat. In both cases, the new pets are so happy to go home with a family who loves them, that they get a little excited… a little too excited. Be on the lookout for what the cat has to “say” near the end of the book—it made us giggle. You too?

Also be sure to pay attention to the last page of the book, where Allyn shares some tips that are important for anyone who hopes to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet. Our favorite words of wisdom might be this: “Shelter pets are awesome pets!”

Do you have any pets at home? If you have a dog, did your parents ever take your pup to work with them? Amazon is known to really love four-legged friends. Here, you can meet some of the wonderful dogs that once “worked” in the Seattle headquarters.

Virtual Kids Week activities are intended for children with involvement from a parent or guardian.