The highly kinetic canine hero of Wiggle and Bounce is back, this time showing off some yoga-style stretches and more: "Can you stretch to the ceiling? Can you stretch to the floor?" he asks, the words themselves stretching to fit over the rump of an elephant who is showing off his best downward-facing dog pose, as is the ebullient host. Later, he and a pudgy dog friend stretch together, standing on two exercise balls and, on another spread, he imagines: "If I were an astronaut, I'd stretch in outer space." The opposite of a bedtime book, it seems more suited to preceding some afternoon play. Ages 3-6. (Aug.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Stretchby Doreen Cronin, Scott Menchin
Can you stretch to the ceiling? Can you stretch to the floor? You can stretch with a whisper, you can stretch with a roar! Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin give new meaning to the yoga pose downward facing dog as publishing’s most energetic pooch explores the many, many ways a kid can get limber. More than simple toe touching, this pup stretches to ride a breeze, grab a snack from a tree, catch a wave. His bubble gum even gets in on the stretching action. POP! And he reminds us not to forget that we also need to stretch our imaginations (recognize that statue, anyone?). This interactive, energetic rhyming text will also help parents stretch out reading time with their youngsters.
Meet the Author
Doreen Cronin is the author of many bestselling and award-winning picture books, including Thump Quack Moo; Duck for President; Dooby, Dooby, Moo; Bounce; and Wiggle. Her first book, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, was awarded a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Scott Menchin teaches at Pratt Institute and is the illustrator of Wiggle and Bounce. He has also lent his unique style to such high-profile companies and publications as Dr Pepper, Time, and the New York Times. He lives in New York City. Visit him on the Web at scottmenchin.com.
Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and its sequels, Click, Clack, Surprise!; Click, Clack, Ho, Ho, Ho; Click, Clack, Peep; Click, Clack, Boo!; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; Duck for President; Dooby Dooby Moo; and Thump, Quack, Moo; in addition to a number of other picture books, including So, What’s It Like to Be a Cat? and Where Is Tippy Toes? She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Scott Menchin received rave reviews for his boisterous illustrations in Wiggle by Doreen Cronin. His unique style has also bounced around with such high-profile publications as the New York Times and Time. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York and teaches at the Pratt Institute graduate school.
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