It's a book by author Oliver Chin and illustrated by Jeremiah Alcorn and part of the author's Tales of the Chinese Zodiac series. The book is described thusly: "2006 is the Year of the Dog! Born on New Year's Day, the puppy Daniel explores the world with his parents and the girl Lin, and learns how to become 'man's best friend.'"

It's the perfect book for the nieces and nephews for whom you're probably racking your brains out to find a gift for and it's a great way of learning about Asian culture.