Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen
This book has major cover appeal and a great story to go along with it-- it made me laugh out loud! It's a little long for preschool storytime, but you can bet I'll read it to the next group of Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd graders that ends up in front of me.
Mike is the biggest, toughest, meanest dog around and he wants to make sure that every knows it. He wears the biggest meanest boots, has a spiky collar and drives a tough car. So, when a little fuzzy bunny appears in his trunk one day he tells the cute little bunny to scram. But, the next day there are two, then three, then more! The tough guy car show is coming up and he's being followed around by cute, little fluffy bunnies. How's a tough guy supposed to look tough at the car show with bunnies?!
Pair it with Superdog: the Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner for a dog themed read aloud that everyone will enjoy. Big Mean Mike would be great read one-on-one with younger kids too!