Monday, June 1, 2009
Nonfiction Monday -- Don't Lick the Dog
Don't Lick the Dog, Making Friends with Dogs by Wendy Wahman. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2009. Available now
If you like busy, busy bright pictures/ people and dogs with exaggerated features/ sentences divided into short phrases/ words printed in a large type-face -- you'll like this book.
With all this busy-busy, you might worry about the readability. Words placed on busy, colorful backgrounds are often impossible to read. Not to worry. All of the sentences have been carefully placed on the bright background color, in an open space, making them easy to read. One page has white words on black -- which works because they are on a large expanse of black.
This book is full of excellent advice about making friends with strange dogs, presented with a dash of humor in a series of one or two full page spreads. Children will quickly pick up the rules which will make their encounters with strange dogs a happy one.
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