Good Boy, Fergus!, by David Shannon, Blue Sky Press 2006. (Toddler/Preschool)
Fergus is the cutest little white Scottish terrier, ever. And David Shannon is a genius at capturing Fergus' expressions in his darling illustrations. Anyone who has ever been trained by a dog will recognize themselves (and their dogs) in this story.
So how does it go over with the target audience? Extremely well judging by the giggling that occurs when this story is being read. It might help that we have a dog named Sophie who behaves much the same way as Fergus. If anyone is wondering: Yes, Sophie does have us trained.