Tony the Theatre Dog: #RWYK Certified Great Read

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#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review – “Tony the Theatre Dog: Puttin’ On a Show” by Glen C. Kinnaird 

5 stars

A very happy and a blessed Friday to everyone!

It’s time for a celebration! We have an exciting new read for families that will introduce the younger kids to the world of theatre and stage play. In this day and age, people have a lot of ways to entertain themselves, most of us tend to forget that theatre still exists, and they can still provide thrill and entertainment to the audience like they always do.

Tony the Theatre Dog is a new book series by Glen C. Kinnaird is our brand NEW Certified Great Read that takes young readers on a journey into the world of creating live theatre. We hope you and your family enjoy reading this book as much as we did!



Let’s Have A Look At The Book Blurb

Tony the Theatre Dog: Puttin’ On a Show (1) by Glen C. Kinnaird

Tony the Theatre Dog: Puttin' On a Show

Tony the Theatre Dog is a new book series that takes young readers on a journey into the world of creating live theatre. With Tony as their guide, readers will meet different characters, explore locations and learn about different jobs that help to bring a show to life. No story is complete without conflict, so readers watch as Tony helps turn things around for the producer and cast when he inspires everyone to put their differences aside and work together. “Never underestimate the power of cheese”, says Tony.


Tony the Theatre Dog can be purchased at the website , on Amazon or on BookBaby


More about the author

Glen C. KinnairdGlen C. Kinnaird is a playwright and author living in New York City with his best friend, Tony the Theatre Dog. Kinnaird was inspired to create the “Tony the Theatre Dog” book series in 2010 when he and Tony joined friends at rehearsals for a national tour of a well-known Broadway show. An instant sensation with the cast and crew, Tony was soon nicknamed, “Tony the Theatre Dog”. Kinnaird’s first adventure story was developed to educate children about the world of performing arts.
Before moving to New York City in 2006 to follow a dream of becoming a playwright and author, Kinnaird earned a B. A. in Communications/Public Relations and a degree in Writing for Performance and Theatre from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

He credits his parents, Leon and Clara Kinnaird, with always supporting his dreams and nurturing his imagination.


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Our Review

Tony the Theatre Dog written by Glen C. Kinnaird and illustrated by Livvy Porrill is a children’s picture book series that begins with Kinnaird’s first book, “Puttin on a Show.” The author and playwright, Glen C. Kinnaird was inspired to write this book after he adopted an eight-week-old puppy (rescued from a puppy mill) in the fall of 2008 and named him Tony.

In this charming tale, Glen Kinnaird has beautifully depicted his love for the theatre by teaching kids about how the theatre works by using his dog Tony as the main character. It gives readers insights into a lot of work that goes into creating a theatre performance. Tony the Theatre Dog takes readers on a backstage tour and introduces them to many different specialized people that complete all of the tasks required before the actors can even step foot on stage. Tony walks readers through inner workings of the stage and explains so many aspects of preparing for the show that includes stage management, costumes, lighting, and production, In the book, Tony and his other dog friends overcome a conflict with a group of cats, with the help of some friendly mice, all while learning about what goes into making a theatre production work. The group then puts on a show together.

Tony the theatre Dog will help young kids experience the world of theatre through a simple yet engaging story with gorgeous illustrations.  Dog lovers will love hanging out with Tony to meet the actors as they prepare and watching the action from backstage. Being among the hustle and bustle of a group of people getting ready for performance is just as magical as being on stage. Even if your child has never had the privilege of “treading the boards” or “watching from the wings” he or she will want to jump right in after reading Tony the Theatre Dog.

A crucial part of a live performance happens behind the scenes so if you aren’t taking your kids to the theatre, Tony the Theatre Dog will reinforce the magic of the stage. There are a lot of different items in the book to look at and talk about, different colors, and a lot of different topics. The message of putting our disagreements aside to work together as a team is great too! Overall, We just love the personality in this book and think it’s adorable!

Congratulations To Glen C. Kinnaird For Winning The RWYK Certified Great Read StatusClapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2


***A big thank you to the author for providing us a free copy of his book through Reading with your Kids certified program. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely our own.


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