Doggy Kisses 123

Doggy Kisses 123

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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Meet ten colorful, lovable (and sometimes a little slobbery) canine friends in this kid-friendly concept book. From one doggy kiss all the way up to ten, each page stars playful pooches showing love the best way they know how.

Featuring a padded cover and thick card-stock pages and filled with Todd Parr's signature bold and kid-friendly illustrations, here's a

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Meet ten colorful, lovable (and sometimes a little slobbery) canine friends in this kid-friendly concept book. From one doggy kiss all the way up to ten, each page stars playful pooches showing love the best way they know how.

Featuring a padded cover and thick card-stock pages and filled with Todd Parr's signature bold and kid-friendly illustrations, here's a book that will make readers laugh out loud as they learn to count.

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Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-07
Parr brings his signature, toddler-friendly style to two of kids' favorite things: counting and puppies. This simple counting book written in rhyme features 10 different displays of doggy devotion. Take, for example: "One silly doggy kiss / on the head. // Two cuddly doggy kisses / when in bed." A short snatch of text and a large numeral appear on the left-hand page with a complementary illustration on the right. The chunky black lines that outline the drawings and numerals make each element pop out dramatically against the solid backgrounds of vibrant hues --often yellow, red and bright blue. The illustrations are composed of simple, childlike renderings of widely smiling children and puckering pups of all shapes, sizes and colors. The final spread provides a nice opportunity for review, showcasing as it does the numerals 1 through 10 accompanied by their adorable doggies and a brief description of their kisses. The rhyming verses don't exactly trip off the tongue, but kids aren't likely to mind, focused as they'll be on counting the pooches' smooches. Sturdy, glossy pages will stand up to multiple readings--and a fair amount of slobber. Silly, sweet and simple, this counting primer is a great choice for solo exploration or group sharing in a doggy-themed storytime. (Board book. 0-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316207379
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
701,705
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1962
Place of Birth:
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Education:
High school diploma
Website:
http://www.toddparr.com

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Doggy Kisses 123 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Author Todd Parr offers an opportunity to help preschoolers learn how to count from one to ten. In Doggy Kisses 1 2 3, a child is introduced to a dog who just loves to kiss children. There is a number with a rhyming couplet in which the dog licks a particular part of the child's body. The couplets are cute and the rhyming is consistent in cadence such that the child just may join in after a few readings. The colors are marvelous and truly attention-getting! The dog is precious and non-threatening. Obviously, the child welcomes the interaction. Doggy Kisses 1 2 3 is an educational book which will help all preschool children become interested in numbers. The numbers are clear and attractive. Soon, the adult reader can point to a number and help the child recite the correct number before reading the rhyming couplet. The child is also introduced to the names of sounds and objects, making the book additionally helpful for the youngster attempting to acquire simple language. The child also learns to name parts of the body upon which the kisses are placed. One of the things I really liked was the repetition of the written number. On the illustrated page adjacent to the number were drawn the same number of colorful hearts, suggesting the love the dog had for the child upon whom it was bestowing the kisses. This is a fun and colorful book which all parents would be wise to include in the family library. The book is child-friendly and will withstand multiple readings as well as explorations by young readers.