Family & Baby Storytimes,Reviews of Illustrated Folk and Fairytales and Book Suggestions
"A library book, I imagine, is a happy book." Cornelia Funke
"Everything puts me in mind of a story." Ben Franklin
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Dogs by Emily Gravett
From the cover doggie, enticing you to exercise together, to a stick toting wagger on the back flap, the canines in Emily Gravett's Dogs are charmers all. Inside, expressive pups of all kinds are showcased, such as a tiny but vigorous barker, a chic beribboned poodle (dyed my favorite color!) or a naughty shoe chewer. Clever design details like the bone shaped lines of type on the dedication page and the various breeds such as a cheerful Shar Pei, a suspicious Bulldog and a coy Great Dane parading over the end papers add to the book's appeal. The simple text makes this appropriate to share with the youngest dog lover, and the unexpected ending is sure to tickle anyone's fancy. I plan to break this out at an upcoming fall storytime.