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Slippers Loves to Run
     

Slippers Loves to Run

by Andrew Clements, Janie Bynum (Illustrator)
 

Slippers loves to run, but everyone is too busy to chase him.  So Slippers runs to the front gate, and then out, all by himself.  After he investigates new smells and places, Slippers gets scared when he can't find his family.  Soon his nose leads him home again, and Slippers remembers why he loves to run—so he can be caught in a big hug

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Slippers loves to run, but everyone is too busy to chase him.  So Slippers runs to the front gate, and then out, all by himself.  After he investigates new smells and places, Slippers gets scared when he can't find his family.  Soon his nose leads him home again, and Slippers remembers why he loves to run—so he can be caught in a big hug!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara Youngblood
Puppies are cute, cuddly, and full of energy. The character in this story is all of those things and more. But, when he cannot get any of his family to play with him, Slippers has a bit of an adventure on his own. He learns lessons about the world outside of his own fenced yard and finds that his smelling sense is pretty good. Readers have other books to read if they like this one, Slippers at Home, Naptime for Slippers and Slippers at School. The illustrations are delightful and are both drawn and computer generated. This would make a good read for beginning readers.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A frisky puppy wants to play with "his people," but everyone is too busy. With Mommy working in the garden, baby Edward digging in the sandbox, and Daddy and Laura fixing the swings, Slippers is left on his own. When he pokes his head through an opening in the front gate, his curiosity is piqued: "It smelled BIG out there." As the inquisitive pup explores his new surroundings, he sees "an edward-.But it wasn't Edward." Slippers just wants to be friendly, but is quickly shooed away by the stranger's dad. He races all the way home until he is surrounded by his family "in the middle of the biggest hug." Bynum's ink-and-watercolor pictures capture the pooch's boundless energy, from chasing a beach ball to tunneling through bushes. The repetitive, patterned text cleverly provides a dog's-eye view of the world. Emergent readers will enjoy the continuing adventures of Slippers.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525476481
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/04/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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