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Dog Wants to Play

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Dog wants to play! When? Today!

“Oh, no,” says the lamb. “See how shy I am?” The kitten and the hare and the chick refuse as well. Poor dog. Will he have to play all alone?

With bright appealing pictures and a rhythmic read-aloud text, this is a perfect board book for the youngest reader.

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Overview

Dog wants to play! When? Today!

“Oh, no,” says the lamb. “See how shy I am?” The kitten and the hare and the chick refuse as well. Poor dog. Will he have to play all alone?

With bright appealing pictures and a rhythmic read-aloud text, this is a perfect board book for the youngest reader.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
Textured, sun-kissed painted images put bounce into the simple story.
School Library Journal
PreS-K—In this charming and simply told story, Dog approaches the farm's kitten, lamb, hare, chick, pig, and calf, who all give excuses as to why they cannot play ball with him. "'I don't dare,' says the hare. 'I'm too easy to scare.'" Dog looks utterly dejected, his head resting forlornly on a blue, starred ball, when he sees a pair of hands out of the corner of his eye. They belong to a little boy, who is ready to play "All day!" Full of life, the paintings capture the personalities of the animals, especially Dog, who exhibits expressions from hopeful excitement to sadness to joy. This is a good addition to farm-themed storytimes, especially because it is so subtle in its locale, focusing entirely on the endearing brown-and-white pup with floppy ears.—Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills, NY
Kirkus Reviews
Dog has a ball but no one to play with, and all the farm animals have reasons why they cannot join him. "Dog wants to play. / When? / Today! / ‘Oh no,' says the kitten. / ‘I might get bitten.' " And so it goes, with repetitive phrases and rhyming couplets that are a good match for the youngest listeners. Poor Dog, by turns hopeful and then disheartened, finds that the lamb is too shy, the hare too easily scared, the chick too small and the pig and calf too busy doing their own things. In the end Dog does find the perfect playmate; one who will play not only today, but "all day!" Mack's acrylic illustrations suit the audience, giving a clue as to the next creature Dog hopes to entice into playing with him and investing Dog with considerable charm: His body language speaks volumes. The very simple structure of the text leaves plenty of room for the illustrations to carry the tale, precisely paced page turns encouraging even toddlers to join in with predictions and gently instructing them in narrative pattern. Subtle and sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670016334
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile
  • Publication date: 2/6/2014
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 523,088
  • Age range: 1 - 3 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine McDonnell, a children’s librarian and the author of many books for children, lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Jeff Mack (www.jeffmack.com) has written and illustrated more than a dozen books for children, including Frog and Fly and Hush Little Polar Bear. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

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