We consider our dogs to be members of the family, but what happens when your dog thinks they are human? First-time children’s book author Michelle Lander Feinberg has earned a prestigious gold level Mom’s Choice Award for Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog. This hilarious book tells the story of a rescue dog named Cooper who is a little confused about how dogs are supposed to behave. 

Cooper spends his days attending the ballet, driving the family car, and even traveling. Cooper and his human-like ways are shared in whimsical rhymes and playfully brought to life by illustrator Anna Mosca.

“We are happy to award deserving books like Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog,” said Dawn Matheson, CEO, Mom’s Choice Awards. “Our panel of judges really felt his book merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using.” 

Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog has also received a coveted Five Star Rating from Readers’ Favorite and high praise from Portland Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, Rhodes & Easton Reviews, and Bookroo. The book is described by Kirkus Reviews as “An engaging, lighthearted tale of a beloved canine.”

“I’m honored to receive this recognition for Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog, and hope it encourages more families to read the book and experience the joys of animal rescue,” Feinberg responded.

Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog can be purchased wholesale through Ingram and retail online through SDP Publishing, Amazon and other retailers.