Twinky the Dinky Dog [NOOK Book]

Overview

   The world treats Twinky like a dinky dog. The only problem is that Twinky doesn't feel dinky. What can a little dog do to prove the age-old adage that size doesn't matter? With engaging characters, easy-to-follow plots, and popular topics, Twinky The Dinky Dog is an ideal Step 3 reader for children who are ready to begin reading on their own.
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Twinky the Dinky Dog

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Overview

   The world treats Twinky like a dinky dog. The only problem is that Twinky doesn't feel dinky. What can a little dog do to prove the age-old adage that size doesn't matter? With engaging characters, easy-to-follow plots, and popular topics, Twinky The Dinky Dog is an ideal Step 3 reader for children who are ready to begin reading on their own.
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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
A petite, pampered pooch learns how to run with the big dogs in this funny early reader that will resonate with any kids who might long for a less protected, more exciting environment. Twinky, a diminutive Boston terrier, is completely coddled by his overprotective owner. She sends him to charm school and carries him in her purse. She dresses him in sweaters and "made him go potty on a wee-wee pad. That was the worst!" Klimo cleverly uses repetition of all these pampered-pet features as a humorous device that also reinforces those terms for new readers. When Twinky escapes to the dog park to play with larger, more experienced dogs, he learns "big-dog moves" like "struts and growls and snarls and scowls." This comes in handy later that night, when Twinky must defend his home from a burglar. Twinky's heroics are recounted in a newspaper story, and he is allowed to act like a normal dog with his new pals. Snappy, computer-generated illustrations provide a contemporary flair for Twinky's adventures, with stylized, angular shapes for the dogs and a muted palette of sophisticated shades. Kids will cheer as the little guy breaks free from mom's apron strings--go, Twinky! (Early reader. 5-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375981159
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 473,094
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

KATE KLIMO is the author of the hit middle-grade series Dragon Keepers and the new YA trilogy, Centauriad. She lives in New Paltz, NY, with her husband and two horses, Fancy and Harry.

MICHAEL FLEMING is making his publishing debut as the illustrator of Twinky The Dinky Dog. He has been drawing fantastic scenes on various surfaces since the age of three. His colorful work blends a love of nature and monsters with a dash of the mischievous. He has worked with Lucasfilm, Google, American Greetings, and many more.
He lives on the mysterious island of Alameda with his wife, two cats, and two dogs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    This book is hilarious This book is haalarious-dinky

    Get this dinkyish book great for 6th graders... so funny!





















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