The Love Bug Rides Again! Pugs in a Bug by Carolyn Crimi
SIX PUDGY PUGS IN A FLASH-DASH BUG,
PASSING HOUNDS ON BIKES,
BEAGLES ON TRIKES.
BEEP BEEP! BOW WOW!
It's a canine cavalcade as panting pooches, packed into a bright green VW Bug, careen through the countryside, picking up their passengers until they reach the Beetle's capacity, to a Beep Beep! Bow Wow! beat, in Carolyn Crimi's latest pug-bug fest, Pugs in a Bug (Dial Books, 2012).
As in that ultimate critters in a car tale, Sheep in a Jeep, getting there is more than half the fun. As the Bug picks Passing up pugs on the way to the Pooch Parade, there are spaniels in a school bus and bulldogs driving cabs until they all reach their destination and the Parade passes by to shouts of (you guessed it!) GO, DOGS, GO! There are rounds of rhymes for kids to repeat as the pug count mounts and the Bug becomes packed, with Stephanie Buscema's bright pastel illustrations keeping the event bouncing along to its canine conclusion, With a closing Beep! Beep! the pooped pugs bow-wow out for the day.
SIX WEARY PUGS
IN A CHUG-CHUG BUG.
SIGHING HAPPY SIGHS.
RUBBING TIRED EYES.
You can catch Carolyn Crimi in some of her other comic tales--Where's My Mummy? and Rock 'N' Roll Mole (read my recent review here.)