Monday, March 13, 2017

Something in Common: A Greyhound, A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins

What do a greyhound and a groundhog have in common? Um, their names are both compound words?

A svelte, elegant, and regal greyhound looks little like a lumpy, dumpy brownish groundhog, but in the the hands of wordsmith Emily Jenkins and artist Chris Applehans, together they become a stylish little picture book that plays with words and images in a delightful way.

Round little groundhog.

Brown little groundhog

The sinuous greyhound bows to the frumpy, grumpy groundhog, and together they romp through the rhymes which flow in playful fonts through the pages, in Jenkins' latest, A Greyhound, a Groundhog (Schwartz and Wade, 2017).This is a book with a modish look that charms the eye and ear at one and the same time. "...a feast for the eyes and ears, and it will hold up well to repeated demands from eager young listeners," says Kirkus in their starred review!

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