Kid Review – Are You a Pineapple? – picture book

Book Details:

Book Title:  Are You A Pineapple? by Kathryn A. Zolman
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   May, 2022
Content Rating:  G. Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

Kevin has a beautiful new puppy! But what should he name her? He wants to find a name that is unique, just like her. Kevin knows the puppy is special, but he’s about to find out just how smart she is when she helps Kevin choose her own name!

My Review

Zolman, Kathryn A. Are You a Pineapple?  Illustrated by Walter Policelli. Herndon, VA: Mascot Books, 2022.

Getting a new puppy brings a lot of responsibility with it.  One of those responsibilities is finding just the right name for the puppy. Kevin has a new puppy and he wants to find just the right name for her. The book takes the reader/listener through a number of different name choices – each one is rejected by the puppy. Kathryn A. Zolman based this book on a true story. She tells the story in a delightful way. 

Walter Policelli’s illustrations are whimsical in nature and complement the text well. 

Parents of younger children will enjoy this book with their child. It is a great read aloud if a new puppy is in the family. It is a short book and I’m sure some kiddos will ask parents to read it again and again. Once they know the story, they will enjoy inserting the different possible names for the puppy. 

Are You a Pineapple? would be a good addition to the picture book section of a K-12 Christian school library. 

I received a complimentary copy of Are You a Pineapple? This is my honest review.


Meet the Author – Kathryn A. Zolman:

Kathryn A. Zolman never expected to write a children’s book, but when Pineapple came into her life and she heard the story of how this sweet, smart dog got her name, she thought it would make a fun book for parents to read to their children. Pineapple is a Bull Mastiff, German Shepherd, Chow mix, and much like a real pineapple, she knows how to stand tall and is very sweet on the inside!

Kathryn is an avid dog lover. Along with her husband and daughter, they have raised three Doberman Pinschers, each with their own unique personality and character. Kathryn is an advocate for not only raising children to respect all animals, but also to be thankful for the pure joy that they bring to our lives. In writing this book, Kathryn seeks to spread a positive message and hopes it will help children express more gratitude in their lives.

connect with the author: instagram  

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  1. Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review! Pineapple was a very special dog! I’m thrilled that her story will live on forever through my book!


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