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Pets Go Pop!

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by Bob Staake
     
 



Speedy Pet
Tall Pet

Hairy Pet
Small Pet



Pets from around the planet come to three-dimensional life in this bold and innovative follow-up to TRUCKS GO POP!

Kids will love the wide range of hilarious animals that appear in unexpected scenarios, form a card-playing ape, and a jazz-loving lion, to a

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Speedy Pet
Tall Pet

Hairy Pet
Small Pet



Pets from around the planet come to three-dimensional life in this bold and innovative follow-up to TRUCKS GO POP!

Kids will love the wide range of hilarious animals that appear in unexpected scenarios, form a card-playing ape, and a jazz-loving lion, to a fearless pilot rhino-with a few more typical household pets sprinkled throughout! There's even a grand pop-up finale with all of the animals humorously brought together on their bus ride to school. The rollicking ending is bound to surprise and delight every animal and pet lover alike!

With sturdy but dramatic paper engineering and clever, vibrant illustrations by award-winning artist Bob Staake, PETS GO POP! will take kids on an unforgettable pet-popping romp!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Some unexpected "pets" act rambunctious in this high-energy pop-up featuring Staake's trademark cartoons. A "hairy" pet (a doughy ape) plays a wild game of cards with blue and green children (the cards fly across the room in a pop-up arc); meanwhile, a "toothy" alligator shows off his best assets as a "cool" lion (dressed like a beatnik) plays with his drumsticks. The madness concludes with the pets catching a ride on a big, 3-D yellow bus: "Now It's Time for School, Pets!" The goofy incongruity will win over young readers. A large zoo poster is included. Ages 4-8. (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Reviews
Two per spread, a cavalcade of pets runs, romps and plays. Two-word phrases contained within colored dots (which echo the multicolored, perfectly round faces of the children) describe the animals with varying degrees of success: A tiger is a "speedy pet," a giraffe (predictably), a "tall pet." One spread features a little girl being walked by three dogs, one of which is a "yappy pet," while a rhino in an airplane soars above as a "fly pet." There's little narrative at work here, with no real connection from scene to scene, but somehow they all end up on a school bus. Staake's flat planes and bright colors are playful, but the depthless perspectives and busy backgrounds can't show off the tableaux the way they ought to. A little too much style, not enough substance. (Pop-up/picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316005111
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Go Pop! Series
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Bob Staake is an award-winning cartoon artist and has authored and illustrated over 42 books to date. His work has been featured on seven covers for The New Yorker, and his book THE RED LEMON won the 2006 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Award.

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