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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Adopt-A-Pup-Day! I Love Dogs by Sue Stainton

STRONG DOGS, LONG DOGS,

NAUGHTY DOGS, HAUGHTY DOGS.

RACY DOGS, LAZY DOGS!

The park is full of pups of all sorts, doing what they do when dogs get together.

And there's a boy who clearly dotes on canines, but with no mutt on his leash, making his progress, from page left to page right, through a plenitude of pooches, proclaiming...

"I LOVE DOGS!"

Where is he going? He pushes on through the park...

DOGS THAT ARE FAMOUS, DOGS THAT ARE SMART.

DOGS IN THE NEWS, DOGS IN FINE ART.

There is one clear clue, a modest sign posted along his way through the park, for sharp-eyed readers.

ADOPT A DOG TODAY!

At last the would-be dog owner arrives at the doggy adoption center to claim his own canine, and together they go back through the park, the barky park, the pooch-filled park, on their way home--pals forever!

In their new I Love Dogs! (Katherine Tegen Books, 2015), Sue Stainton provides an amazing amalgam of internally rhyming lines, while artist Bob Staake provides the savvy retro-styled illustrations that make this a doggone good read aloud, and one that's also super for kids (and adults) who like to peruse and point out what's happening on every page. (such as a billboard for the latest cultural attraction--Poochini: The Opera and the news stand hawking The New Bark Times.) Full of color and movement, this one is as much fun as a basket full of puppies!

Pair this one with Stainton's and Staake's kitty companion book, I Love Cats.

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