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Reading to Peanut

Reading to Peanut

by Leda Schubert, Amanda Haley

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Lucy's dog, Peanut, eats words—literally. The little girl wants to learn to read and write, but every time her parents make a sign that says "Dad," "Mom," "Beans," or "Nap," Peanut chews it up. Peanut and young readers are in for a surprise, though, when Lucy decides to cook up something more delectable than signage. Author Leda Schubert builds suspense well with a modicum of words, and the doggy shenanigans are playful and believable. Amanda Haley's bright gouache-and-acrylic paintings include many giggle-worthy touches such as Dad's Birkenstocks (worn with shorts and black socks), and Peanut's whimsical dog smile. Animal lovers will gobble this one up! Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Lucy decides that it's time she learned how to read and write. There is something she wants to do and needs those skills to do it, but she's not telling anyone what that is. Lucy draws pictures, and Mom and Dad supply the printed words, but Peanut the dog usually eats the paper. When Lucy and her mother plant a vegetable garden, they make signs for each row, but the pup digs everything up and eats the signs. The garden has to be replanted. While it is growing, Lucy keeps working on her reading and writing. When the vegetables are harvested, she makes a cake that she puts in her pet's bowl. She then makes a birthday card for him, showing everyone that she can now read and write by herself. The illustrations are done in acrylic, gouache, and colored and pastel pencils. The cartoon characters have big heads, skinny necks, and small arms and legs. The joke of the dog eating all the paper goes on a bit too long and the big event that readers have been promised doesn't quite satisfy.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI

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Holiday House, Inc.
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Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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